Atlanta was aided by a balanced offensive performance, one that saw eight players finish in double-figures. Point guard Jeff Teague led the way with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting while Kyle Korver poured in 15 points and Paul Millsap and Al Horford scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.
The biggest surprise for the Hawks, though, was the play of backup point guard Shelvin Mack, who posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 assists while recording a team-high mark of plus-24 in the plus/minus.
For the Knicks, it was the same old story.
Offensive inconsistency reigned supreme, and Carmelo Anthony was the only player who could work himself into a rhythm. He finished with a game-high 23 points on 8-of-21 shooting and added 12 rebounds to his final line.
As a team, the Knicks shot 37.8 percent from the field. A big reason why was the play of J.R. Smith, who started at shooting guard once again. In 36 minutes, Smith scored just seven points on a putrid 3-of-18 shooting, including 1-of-9 from three.
Andrea Bargnani added 16 points and nine rebounds, but his matador defense continued to haunt the Knicks on the interior, where the Hawks had their way for the second time this week.
With the win, the Hawks improve to 6-4 and sit one game behind the Miami Heat in the Southeast Division.
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