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Bazemore's late 3 lifts Hawks over Knicks 99-96

NEW YORK (AP) It was a bull's-eye for Kent Bazemore.

Bazemore hit a 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left that put the Atlanta Hawks ahead Sunday in a 99-96 win over the New York Knicks.

''It's just a catch-and-shoot situation,'' Bazemore said. ''We work on plays all the time in practice where we have a guy who drives and kicks it out to somebody in the corner. It's just a synergy and rhythm thing.''

''I read a book called the `Zen in the Art of Archery.' It talks about just let it go. Let it go and let the energy of the world take care of the rest,'' he said.

The Hawks rallied from a 93-87 deficit in the final 2:16.

Bazemore was wide open in the left corner and hit for a 98-96 lead. Tim Hardaway Jr. then stepped on the line trying to inbound, giving the ball back to Atlanta.

After Dewayne Dedmon made one of two foul shots, Hardaway missed a potential tying 3-pointer.

''We don't know how to finish games. We don't know how to win games at the end,'' Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis said. ''We didn't close out the game strong again and another loss.''

Bazemore led the Hawks with 19 points. Mike Muscala scored 15 and Taurean Prince had 13.

Dedmon finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Dennis Schroeder added 10 points for Atlanta.

Porzingis scored 22 for the Knicks. Trey Burke added 14, Jarrett Jack and Kyle O'Quinn each scored 11, and Enes Kanter finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Muscala hit a 3-pointer with 46 seconds left to pull the Hawks within one. O'Quinn missed a shot on the Knicks' next possession and Bazemore followed with his go-ahead basket.

''A great win on the road,'' Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. ''We got the stops late. We always talk about it being 48 minutes. Today it took all 48.''

TIP-INS

Hawks: Atlanta has nine players on the 17-man roster with one year or less of NBA experience. Only Marco Belinelli (10), Ersan Ilyasova (9) and Luke Babbitt (7) have played more than five years in the league.

Knicks: New York was attempting to win its 100th home game in its all-time series vs. the Hawks. They are now 99-68 at home, but trail the all-time series 195-175. ... Porzingis has recorded a block in a career-high 22 straight games, which is the longest current streak in the NBA.

STRANGE SEQUENCE

Bazemore was awarded three free throws with 2:49 left in game. When he missed the second one, the Knicks rebounded and play continued. Hardaway got a dunk and was fouled, but the refs realized they hadn't given Bazemore his third shot.

The officials went back in time, nullified the basket and gave Bazemore another free throw, which he made. The Knicks subsequently scored on their next possession.

NOT SO SUPER SUNDAY

Despite the loss, the Knicks have fared well playing on Super Bowl Sunday, having won eight of their last 12 and going 11-7 overall on the NFL's biggest day.

NO-FOUL ZONE

The Hawks did not commit a personal foul in the first quarter, though they still trailed 22-21 after the first 12 minutes. Malcolm Delaney was the first Atlanta player to be called for a foul. That happened with 8:43 left in the second quarter.

HANGING TOUGH

Only two players on each team have played in every game this season. Courtney Lee and Doug McDermott have seen action in all 54 games for the Knicks, while only Bazemore and Prince have played in all 53 for the Hawks.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Visit Memphis on Tuesday.

Knicks: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday.

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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
  Offensive rebound by Kristaps Porzingis 0:01
  Kristaps Porzingis missed dunk 0:01
  Tim Hardaway Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:02
+ 1 DeWayne Dedmon made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:03
  DeWayne Dedmon missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:03
  Team rebound 0:03
  Personal foul on Trey Burke 0:03
  Out of bounds turnover on Tim Hardaway Jr. 0:05
+ 3 Kent Bazemore made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mike Muscala 0:08
  Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon 0:24
Team Stats
Points 99 96
Field Goals 35-87 (40.2%) 41-94 (43.6%)
3-Pointers 15-33 (45.5%) 5-23 (21.7%)
Free Throws 14-19 (73.7%) 9-15 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 55 61
Offensive 13 16
Defensive 31 32
Team 11 13
Assists 25 16
Steals 6 10
Blocks 3 8
Turnovers 16 15
Fouls 12 16
Technicals 2 0
10 PTS, 5 REB, 6 AST
22 PTS, 8 REB
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away team logo Hawks 16-37 2123253099
home team logo Knicks 23-31 2216332596
Team Stats
away team logo Hawks 16-37 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Knicks 23-31 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
K. Bazemore SG 12.9 PPG 3.8 RPG 3.5 APG 42.0 FG%
K. Porzingis PF 22.7 PPG 6.6 RPG 1.2 APG 43.9 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Bazemore SG 19 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
K. Porzingis PF 22 PTS 8 REB 0 AST
40.2 FG% 43.6
45.5 3PT FG% 21.7
73.7 FT% 60.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Bazemore 29 19 3 2 0 0 1 3 7/17 4/7 1/3 1 2 25 +6
T. Waller-Prince 32 13 3 2 0 0 4 0 5/10 3/5 0/0 1 2 16 -4
D. Dedmon 29 12 14 1 0 0 1 1 4/9 1/3 3/4 4 10 27 +4
D. Schroder 31 10 5 6 2 0 2 1 2/16 0/4 6/6 2 3 27 +8
M. Plumlee 20 4 1 2 0 2 0 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 1 11 -3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Bazemore 29 19 3 2 0 0 1 3 7/17 4/7 1/3 1 2 25 +6
T. Waller-Prince 32 13 3 2 0 0 4 0 5/10 3/5 0/0 1 2 16 -4
D. Dedmon 29 12 14 1 0 0 1 1 4/9 1/3 3/4 4 10 27 +4
D. Schroder 31 10 5 6 2 0 2 1 2/16 0/4 6/6 2 3 27 +8
M. Plumlee 20 4 1 2 0 2 0 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 1 11 -3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Muscala 23 15 6 1 0 0 2 1 6/8 3/5 0/0 1 5 21 +5
M. Belinelli 20 8 3 1 1 0 1 0 3/7 2/4 0/0 0 3 13 +2
T. Dorsey 14 7 4 1 0 0 1 0 3/5 1/3 0/1 1 3 12 +2
J. Collins 22 6 5 1 2 1 3 1 2/8 0/0 2/3 3 2 13 0
M. Delaney 16 5 0 8 1 0 1 3 1/4 1/2 2/2 0 0 21 -5
L. Babbitt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bembry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Taylor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Magette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Ilyasova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 99 44 25 6 3 16 12 35/87 15/33 14/19 13 31 186 +15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Porzingis 32 22 8 0 4 5 2 4 9/20 2/6 2/5 3 5 37 -3
J. Jack 26 11 1 4 0 0 3 2 5/10 1/3 0/0 0 1 17 0
E. Kanter 26 10 12 3 0 0 3 0 5/10 0/0 0/0 3 9 25 +2
T. Hardaway Jr. 33 9 4 1 0 1 2 3 3/9 1/3 2/3 2 2 14 -3
C. Lee 27 7 5 1 0 1 1 0 3/10 0/4 1/1 0 5 14 -1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Porzingis 32 22 8 0 4 5 2 4 9/20 2/6 2/5 3 5 37 -3
J. Jack 26 11 1 4 0 0 3 2 5/10 1/3 0/0 0 1 17 0
E. Kanter 26 10 12 3 0 0 3 0 5/10 0/0 0/0 3 9 25 +2
T. Hardaway Jr. 33 9 4 1 0 1 2 3 3/9 1/3 2/3 2 2 14 -3
C. Lee 27 7 5 1 0 1 1 0 3/10 0/4 1/1 0 5 14 -1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Burke 20 14 2 2 1 0 0 3 6/10 1/2 1/2 0 2 21 -1
K. O'Quinn 21 11 6 3 2 1 2 1 4/6 0/0 3/4 3 3 24 -5
M. Beasley 15 6 3 1 2 0 1 1 3/9 0/2 0/0 2 1 12 0
D. McDermott 26 6 7 1 1 0 0 0 3/8 0/2 0/0 3 4 16 -4
L. Thomas 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -2
F. Ntilikina 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 -1 +2
J. Noah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Kornet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Hernangomez - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Baker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dotson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 96 48 16 10 8 15 16 41/94 5/23 9/15 16 32 179 -15