New York Knicks vs. Utah Jazz: Live Score and Analysis

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 31, 2014

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 28:  Carmelo Anthony
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The New York Knicks defeated the Utah Jazz 92-83 on Monday night to keep pace with the Atlanta Hawks in the race for the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. 

With the win, the Knicks continue to sit just one game back of the Hawks in the standings. New York (32-43) has now won seven of its last 10 games and two in a row while Utah (23-52) has dropped 16 of its last 18, including nine of its last 10. 

Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 34 points on 11-of-19 shooting (4-of-7 from three), eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. 

All told, five Knicks players finished in double figures on a night when Mike Woodson's club shot 47 percent from the field. Tyson Chandler chipped in 15 points and nine rebounds while Raymond Felton added 12 points and a game-high six assists. 

After trailing by one point at halftime, the Knicks surged in the third quarter, pouring in 31 points while outscoring Tyrone Corbin's bunch by 11 in the frame to take a 10-point lead. 

From there on out it was smooth sailing for the Knicks, who were outscored by a single point in the game's final frame. 

Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 18 points on 5-of-14 shooting while Alec Burks totaled 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting off the bench. 

Derrick Favors double-doubled to the tune of 13 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. 

Next up for the Jazz is a matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday while the Knicks are set to host the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.