New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks: Live Score and Analysis

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2014

Dec 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA;  New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots a free throw during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 111-106.  Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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The Atlanta Hawks snapped an eight-game losing streak on Saturday night with a 107-98 win over the New York Knicks. 

The Knicks (21-35) have now lost two games in a row and sit five-and-a-half games behind the Hawks (26-29) for the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. 

Mike Scott and DeMarre Carroll both recorded career-high scoring marks in the win, totaling 30 and 24 points, respectively on a night when the Hawks exploded in the second half to erase a 13-point halftime deficit. 

Scott shot 11-of-14 from the field and 6-of-7 from three while Carroll shot 57 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc.

Point guard Jeff Teague was steady throughout, as well, and scored 28 points while dishing out six assists and recording a team-best mark of plus-18.

After a lethargic first half, the Hawks erupted for 29 points in the third quarter and 39 in the fourth, outscoring the Knicks by 22 over the game's final 24 minutes. 

Carmelo Anthony led all players with 35 points on 13-of-25 shooting (4-of-8 from three) while Tyson Chandler recorded a double-double with 10 points and a season-high 23 rebounds in the loss. 

Next up for the Knicks is a showdown with the Dallas Mavericks on Monday while the Hawks are set to square off against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.