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Millsap, Hawks outlast Anthony, Knicks 142-139 in 4 OTs

ATLANTA (AP) Paul Millsap made the decisive basket in a four-overtime game that lasted almost four hours and proclaimed it to be great fun that he never wants to experience again.

Millsap had a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead layup with 27 seconds remaining in the fourth OT, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Carmelo Anthony's season-high 45 points to outlast the short-handed New York Knicks 142-139 on Sunday.

Millsap logged 60 minutes, which were especially taxing due to his time defending Anthony.

''There was no chance I was coming out,'' Millsap said.

Millsap had 19 rebounds, setting another season high, and seven assists.

''That was fun,'' Millsap said. ''I don't want to do that again ever, but it was fun.''

Asked to summarize the game, he said, ''I don't even remember.''

The Knicks' first four-overtime game in 66 years included five players, including Anthony and Atlanta's Dwight Howard, fouling out.

Anthony scored the tying baskets at the end of regulation and the first overtime period, before fouling out with 12.9 seconds remaining in the second overtime.

Anthony said it was ''difficult'' to watch the last two extra periods.

''Those are the overtimes where you've got to dig deep,'' Anthony said. ''You're exhausted, you have to find something from somewhere. But to not be out there in that last overtime was a little difficult to watch. Especially knowing the flow of the game. That was a moment I wanted to be out there.''

The Knicks also had starters Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah foul out. New York still found ways to match the scoring from Millsap and Kent Bazemore, who had 24 points, including the Hawks' first eight points in the fourth overtime.

''Good thing we don't play tomorrow,'' said Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek.

The loss was another blow to the Knicks' hopes of moving into the Eastern Conference playoffs.

''These guys have fought all year,'' Hornacek said. ''Things haven't gone our way but they never give up.''

Courtney Lee made a 26-foot tying 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining in the second OT and sank the tying free throws late in the third extra period.

The Knicks held out guard Derrick Rose, who sprained his left ankle in Friday night's win over Charlotte.

Dennis Schroder made one of two free throws with 10.2 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime, leaving the Knicks a chance to extend the game yet again. Lee missed a last-second 3-point attempt on what he said was ''a great look.''

''It's draining, man, but it was fun,'' Lee said. ''You can't hang your head about this one. We competed.''

Schroder had 23 points and 15 assists for Atlanta.

Brandon Jennings had 18 points as the fill-in starter for Rose. Lee added 17.

TIP-INS

Knicks: Porzingis fouled out with 15 points with 1:30 remaining in regulation. ... Anthony, who set a franchise record for points in any quarter with 25 in the second period against Washington on Jan. 19, had 17 in the first quarter. ... Backup Kyle O'Quinn also fouled out. ... Noah had 14 rebounds.

Hawks: Howard fouled out in the second OT with 19 points and 13 rebounds. ... G Lamar Patterson, signed to a 10-day contract, was in uniform but did not play. He played 35 games with Atlanta last season. ... G Gary Neal's 10-day contract expired. ... Tim Hardaway Jr. started for F Thabo Sefolosha (groin) and scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter.

FOUR-OT HISTORY

It was the Knicks' first four-overtime game since Jan. 23, 1951, when they lost at Rochester. Atlanta's last four-overtime game was a win over Utah on March 25, 2012.

ROSE MAY MISS MORE GAMES

Hornacek said Rose also likely will miss the team's game at Washington on Tuesday and possibly more.

''I don't want to say because you never know with an ankle,'' Hornacek said.

Rose said the ankle ''feels better every day.''

''I just have to take my time with it and listen to my body and I think that's what I'm doing right now,'' Rose said.

FLAGRANT FOUL

Howard was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul for knocking Porzingis to the court on a dunk by Porzingis midway through the third quarter. There was a lengthy delay as officials reviewed the play and Porzingis received congratulations from teammates for the slam over Howard.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Visit Washington on Tuesday.

Hawks: Visit Miami on Wednesday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Team rebound 0:00
  Team rebound 0:00
  Courtney Lee missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:01
  Offensive rebound by Courtney Lee 0:03
  Courtney Lee missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:05
  Defensive rebound by Justin Holiday 0:10
  Defensive rebound by Justin Holiday 0:10
  Dennis Schroder missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:10
+ 1 Dennis Schroder made 1st of 2 free throws 0:10
  Personal foul on Willy Hernangomez 0:10
  Personal foul on Willy Hernangomez 0:10
Team Stats
Points 139 142
Field Goals 51-128 (39.8%) 52-119 (43.7%)
3-Pointers 18-51 (35.3%) 10-31 (32.3%)
Free Throws 19-23 (82.6%) 28-40 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 79 81
Offensive 15 17
Defensive 48 47
Team 16 17
Assists 32 36
Steals 9 4
Blocks 11 2
Turnovers 14 14
Fouls 39 24
Technicals 0 0
45 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST
37 PTS, 19 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Knicks 21-28 3728162391079139
home team logo Hawks 28-20 30312221910712142
Team Stats
away team logo Knicks 21-28 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Hawks 28-20 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
C. Anthony SF PPG RPG APG FG%
P. Millsap PF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
C. Anthony SF 45 PTS 6 REB 4 AST
P. Millsap PF 37 PTS 19 REB 7 AST
39.8 FG% 43.7
35.3 3PT FG% 32.3
82.6 FT% 70.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Anthony 45 6 4 18/36 3/9 6/7 6 46 0 1 3 0 6 -3 57
B. Jennings 18 3 11 5/15 4/8 4/6 5 53 1 0 1 0 3 -5 43
C. Lee 17 9 2 6/16 3/8 2/2 5 52 2 1 1 2 7 +5 32
K. Porzingis 15 5 1 6/14 0/3 3/3 6 30 0 3 2 3 2 -1 23
J. Noah 6 14 5 2/5 0/0 2/2 6 41 3 2 1 7 7 +2 34
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Anthony 45 6 4 18/36 3/9 6/7 6 46 0 1 3 0 6 -3 57
B. Jennings 18 3 11 5/15 4/8 4/6 5 53 1 0 1 0 3 -5 43
C. Lee 17 9 2 6/16 3/8 2/2 5 52 2 1 1 2 7 +5 32
K. Porzingis 15 5 1 6/14 0/3 3/3 6 30 0 3 2 3 2 -1 23
J. Noah 6 14 5 2/5 0/0 2/2 6 41 3 2 1 7 7 +2 34
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Holiday 15 9 2 5/15 5/13 0/0 2 36 1 0 1 1 8 -10 28
M. Kuzminskas 13 4 4 5/13 1/7 2/3 1 36 1 1 1 0 4 +6 26
R. Baker 8 1 2 3/4 2/3 0/0 0 16 0 0 1 0 1 +1 12
K. O'Quinn 2 12 1 1/9 0/0 0/0 6 26 1 3 1 2 10 -2 19
W. Hernangomez 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 -8 0
D. Rose - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Ndour - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Plumlee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Vujacic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 139 63 32 51/128 18/51 19/23 39 339 9 11 14 15 48 -15 274
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. Millsap 37 19 7 13/29 3/8 8/10 4 60 1 1 3 8 11 -1 69
K. Bazemore 24 9 0 9/15 4/5 2/2 2 50 0 0 1 2 7 +4 32
D. Schroder 23 4 15 9/25 1/4 4/7 2 55 0 0 6 1 3 +5 51
T. Hardaway Jr. 19 5 8 5/20 0/9 9/12 4 58 1 0 1 0 5 +5 40
D. Howard 19 13 1 8/11 0/0 3/7 6 38 0 0 2 4 9 +1 32
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. Millsap 37 19 7 13/29 3/8 8/10 4 60 1 1 3 8 11 -1 69
K. Bazemore 24 9 0 9/15 4/5 2/2 2 50 0 0 1 2 7 +4 32
D. Schroder 23 4 15 9/25 1/4 4/7 2 55 0 0 6 1 3 +5 51
T. Hardaway Jr. 19 5 8 5/20 0/9 9/12 4 58 1 0 1 0 5 +5 40
D. Howard 19 13 1 8/11 0/0 3/7 6 38 0 0 2 4 9 +1 32
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Dunleavy 12 3 1 5/6 2/3 0/0 0 22 0 1 0 0 3 +21 18
M. Delaney 4 2 2 1/6 0/1 2/2 2 22 2 0 1 0 2 -9 11
M. Muscala 2 8 2 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 22 0 0 0 1 7 -1 14
T. Waller-Prince 2 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 -9 2
K. Humphries 0 1 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 10 0 0 0 1 0 -1 1
T. Sefolosha - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Splitter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Scott - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bembry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Patterson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 142 64 36 52/119 10/31 28/40 24 341 4 2 14 17 47 +15 270