Atlanta Hawks (7-23) vs New York Knicks (9-24) Live | NBA Basketball on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Madison Square Garden.
The highlights were rare for the Atlanta Hawks, but the rebuilding team will head to New York Knicks to play a game against the Knicks on Friday after perhaps their best performance of the season. Atlanta led with 11 points after a quarter and resisted Tuesday in Washington for a home win of 118-110, just the seventh time in 30 games when the Hawks left the field.
“I thought it was one of our best defensive games,” said Atlanta goalkeeper Jeremy Lin, after scoring 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and finishing 6-12. The Knicks are also struggling after three consecutive losses and eight of their last nine games after losing 131-129 on the road to Philadelphia. There was good news for New York, as top scorer Tim Hardaway Jr. returned after missing a match with plantar fasciitis and scored 27 points, a most on the team.
Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks: Odds Line
The Line: New York Knicks -2 — Over/Under: 230
Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks: News
ABOUT THE HAWKS (7-23): Striker John Collins added 20 points and 13 rebounds against the Wizards. In his last 11 games, he has registered nine doubles and averaged 20.6 points and 11.4 rebounds. The center of Dewayne Dedmon has two consecutive double-doubles and is 6 against 6 of the 3 points in this period. The Hawks are third in the league in the number of forced turnovers per game (17.1), but rank last in terms of turnovers incurred per game (18.2).
ABOUT THE KNICKS (9-24): Hardaway has an average of 21.2 points per game and finishes 3 of 7 after 3 points on Wednesday, after shooting 2-for-11 in his two previous games. Goalkeeper Emmanuel Mudiay averaged 20 points per game in his nine previous games on Wednesday but finished with 11 points on three of twelve shots. New York ranks last in the NBA aids (19.8 per game).
Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks: Betting Line
- The Knicks have allowed 120 points and more four times in their last eight games.
- Atlanta player Vince Carter passed Paul Pierce to seventh place on the NBA’s three-point scoring list on Wednesday (2,145).
- New York is 2-0 against the Hawks this season, including a 126-107 home win on October 17 in the opening game.
Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks: Prediction
Knicks 122, Hawks 106