Schroder scores 26, Hawks beat Knicks 116-104 (Nov 24, 2017)

ATLANTA (AP) Dennis Schroder scored 26 points and the Atlanta Hawks used a 30-point third quarter to snap a three-game losing streak and beat the New York Knicks 116-104 on Friday night.

The Hawks, last in the Eastern Conference with a 4-15 record, won just their second home game by outhustling New York with a 24-5 advantage in second-chance points.

Kristaps Porzingis finished with 28 points and Courtney Lee added 26 for the Knicks, who led by 17 in the first quarter. New York’s bench was outscored 37-16 as Marco Belinelli had 15 points and Ersan Ilyasova scored 10 for Atlanta.

The Knicks, falling to 1-5 on the road, never led after Ilyasova’s 3-pointer with 4:21 left in the third quarter. They led by eight at halftime.

New York struggled all night to contain Schroder, who easily weaved through the lane and around the baseline to keep the Hawks’ passing game fluid. He finished with eight assists, and often made passes to set up assists.

Lee, in his highest-scoring game as a Knick, hit his first eight shots and finished 11 for 14 from the field.

Tim Hardaway Jr., in his first game back at Philips Arena since leaving Atlanta as a free agent last summer, scored 22 points.

Dewayne Dedmon had 16 points and Taurean Prince and John Collins each scored 13 for the Hawks.

TIP-INS

Knicks: C Enes Kanter woke up with back spasms Friday and didn’t play. Kanter, who averages 13.6 points and a team-high 10.2 rebounds, had started in all 17 of New York’s games. Kyle O’Quinn started in Kanter’s spot and had two points and six rebounds in 23 minutes. … The Hawks showed a brief video tribute to Hardaway, who played the last two seasons with Atlanta, during a first-quarter timeout. Most of the resulting cheers came from several thousand Knicks fans in the building.

Hawks: F Tyler Cavanaugh is proving worthy of extra minutes in a reserve role. The rookie from George Washington had eight points in 12 minutes. His putback against Willy Hernangomez put the Hawks up 93-89 in the fourth and then he added a left corner 3 to make it 98-89.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Visit Houston on Saturday.

Hawks: Host Toronto on Saturday.

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