Hawks 99, Knicks 90
New York lost 99-90 to the Hawks, but it wasn’t that close for most of the game. With 3:53 in the first quarter Atlanta led 24-14, their first double digit lead, and they would extend it to 20 with 51 seconds left in the first half. The Knicks would whittle away and went into the fourth quarter down by only 9. They would cut into the lead and a Wilson Chandler traditional 3 point play brought them within 4 with 10:39 to go. But New York ended the game just as they started, unable to prevent Atlanta from scoring.
Late in the game boos rained down the from crowd, and on multiple occasions the announcers noted a lack of effort from the men in orange and blue. Perhaps it was the turkey, as the Gothamites appeared to be overdosed on tryptophan (although scientists now believe it’s the carbs that creates the Thanksgiving snoozes). More than one Hawk errant offensive rebound was not chased down by any Knick. The offense appeared stagnant due to the lack of ball movement. It gave the appearance of laziness, although it was more likely just a bad shooting night (except for Amar’e) combined with a handful of defensive lapses. So the Knicks’ streak ends at 5 games, and New York is under .500 yet again, at least until they face Detroit tomorrow at 1:30.