Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith (5) shoots over the defense of New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
The New York Knicks managed to hold off the Atlanta Hawks 106-104 Sunday night despite the Hawks shooting a whopping 60 percent in the game as the Knicks were lifted to victory by Carmelo Anthony’s franchise record-tying performance.
For further perspective on the Hawks’ hot shooting loss and Melo’s franchise game, Elias Sports Bureau is here to drop the knowledge.
Sharp-shooting Hawks Fall At Msg
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 27: DeShawn Stevenson #92 of the Atlanta Hawks takes Atlanta Hawks three point shot in the first half against the New York Knicks on January 27, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
From Elias: The Hawks shot 60 percent from the field in their loss at Madison Square Garden. Atlanta hadn’t lost a game in which it made at least 60 percent of its field-goal attempts since March 10, 1981, when the Hawks shot 62 percent from the field in a 118-116 loss to the Bulls. (Atlanta was 18-0 when shooting 60 percent or better in the interim.)
Anthony Scores 27 From Downtown, 15 From Uptown In Knicks’ Win
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 27: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks takes a shot as Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks defends on January 27, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The New York Knicks defeated the Atlanta Hawks 106-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
From Elias: Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points and tied a team-record with nine three-point field goals in the Knicks’ 106-104 victory over the Hawks. It was the 25th 40-point game of Anthony’s NBA career and his third since January 1, tying his personal high for one calendar month, set in December 2005.