The Hawks and Knicks square off for the third time this season, this being the second-and-final time in the World’s Most Famous Arena.
Both teams have a win over the other already as Atlanta smacked New York by 20 points in Madison Square Garden when these teams last met on November 16th. The Knicks had escaped the first matchup of the season with a four-point win in Philips Arena on November 13th.
Just like in the first two games versus the Hawks, the Knicks will be without former Defensive Player of the Year award winner Tyson Chandler. They’ll also be without starting point guard Raymond Felton and backup big man Keyon Martin.
Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks
What?: Eastern Conference Showdown (Game #24, Road Game #12)
Where?: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
When?: Saturday, December 14, 2013 – 7:30 PM (ET)
How?: SportSouth (ATL) / MSG (NY)
PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Kyle Korver | SF: DeMarre Carroll | PF: Paul Millsap | C: Al Horford
New York Knicks:
PG: Pablo Prigioni | SG: J.R. Smith | SF: Iman Shumpert | PF: Carmelo Anthony | C: Andrea Bargnani
Atlanta Hawks: None.
New York Knicks: Raymond Felton (strained left hamstring), Kenyon Martin (abdominal strain) and Tyson Chandler (non-displaced fracture of the right fibula) are out.
Current Records, Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold
Records: Atlanta Hawks (12-11) / New York Knicks (6-16)
Streaks: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Won 1 | HOME: Won 1 | ROAD: Lost 3 New York Knicks –> OVERALL: Lost 1 | HOME: Won 1 | ROAD: Lost 2
Home/Away Records: Knicks are (3-8) at home / Hawks are (4-7) on the road.
Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm. The Hawks just wrapped up their longest homestand of the season with a 3-1 record, but have lost three in a row on the road.
New York Knicks: Cold. The Knicks suck.
Hawks Assistant Coach Kenny Atkinson spent four years as a Knicks Assistant (2008-12), while fellow Assistant Jim Thomas was a scout for New York from 2004-07. Knicks Head Coach Mike Woodson served as the Hawks’ Coach from 2004-10, compiling 206 wins. Knicks Assistant Coach Jim Todd is a former Hawks Assistant. Iman Shumpert played his college ball at Georgia Tech. Cartier Martin and Raymond Felton were teammates with Charlotte in 2008-09. Beno Udrih played for San Antonio from 2004-07 while Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer was an Assistant on Spurs’ bench. Elton Brand and Metta World Peace were teammates with the Bulls from 1999-01, while Hawks Assistant Coach Darvin Ham coached World Peace as an Assistant with the Lakers (2011-13). Gustavo Ayon and Udrih were once traded for one another in a multi-player transaction, with Ayon going to Milwaukee and Udrih to Orlando on 2/21/13.
Information was used from the Hawks and Knicks official gamenotes