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Knicks beat Hawks 122-119, win streak at NBA-best 8 games

NEW YORK (AP) – Julius Randle had 40 points and 10 rebounds to lead New York to a 137-127 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, the Knicks’ NBA-best eighth straight win. Randle’s driving layup with eight seconds left in regulation gave New York a 122-119 lead, but Bogdan Bogdanovic hit a 3-pointer with 6.2 seconds left to send the game into overtime.

The Knicks scored the first 10 points of the extra session.

Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley each scored 20 points for New York. Reggie Bullock added 18 and R.J Barrett 16. Nerlens Noel had 12 rebounds.

Trae Young had 20 points and 14 assists for the Hawks but left the game with 1:13 remaining in the third quarter after an ankle injury. He did not return.

Chris Capela had 25 points and 22 rebounds for Atlanta. Bogdanovic scored 20 points. John Collins finished with 18 and Kevin Huerta 17.


Atlanta took a game-high 11-point lead, 95-84 when the Knicks’ Norvel Pelle was called for goaltending on a shot by Onyeka Okongwu with 1:47 left in the third quarter.

Young left the game soon after, and the Knicks took advantage, moving into fourth place in the Eastern Conference with the victory.

The Knicks pulled within two at 109-107 on the second of Quickley’s consecutive 3-pointers with 7:01 remaining, then took their most significant lead of the game at 116-109 on Rose’s 3-pointer with 4:46 left.

since February 2017 (Kristaps Porzingis).


Only one player from each team has seen action in all of his team’s games this season. Kevin Huerter has played in all 59 for the Hawks, starting 44. Barrett has played and started in all 60 games for the Knicks. Randle and Solomon Hill have only missed one game each this season.


Neither the Knicks nor the Hawks have reached the playoffs for quite a while. Atlanta hasn’t seen postseason action since the 2016-17 season, while New York hasn’t been in the playoffs since the 2012-13 campaign.


The Knicks won all three meetings against the Hawks this season. New York had not swept Atlanta since winning all three games during the 2012-13 season.


Hawks: Host Miami Heat on Friday.

Knicks: Host Toronto Raptors on Saturday.

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