NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 22: Willie Green #33 of the Atlanta Hawks drives against Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on February 22, 2012 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Hawks Vs. Knicks: Jeremy Lin And New York Cruise To A 99-82 Win Over Atlanta

Linsanity was mild, but enough to take care of a Joe Johnson-less Hawks team, as New York cruised Wednesday night.

  • Live
13 Total Updates since February 21, 2012
  • Updates 9
  • Articles 4
  • All Updates 13

Hawks Vs. Knicks, Final Score: New York Wins 99-82

Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak each had 17 points as the New York Knicks (17-17) cruised to an easy 99-82 win over the Atlanta Hawks (19-14) at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.

New York led by as much as 30 at one point, but Atlanta fought back to within 13. The Hawks outscored New York by quarter in both the third and fourth, but couldn't overcome the first half deficit. Jeff Teague led all Hawks scorers with 18 points, followed closely by Willie Green (16 points) and Josh Smith (13).

Atlanta will return home to Phillips Arena Thursday night for a two game homestand against the Magic and Bucks before the NBA All-Star break.

For more on this game Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops while Knicks fans should stop by Poasting And Toasting. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head on over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page

Continue

Hawks Vs. Knicks, Halftime Score: New York Leads Big, 60-35

The New York Knicks used a 14-0 run to close the first quarter and build a heavy halftime lead over the visiting Atlanta Hawks, 60-35. Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields both have 13 points for the Knicks.

Both teams have combined to turn the ball over 22 times in the first half, but the Knicks have out-rebounded Atlanta (26-16) and shot better from the floor (52 percent, compared to the Hawks' 35). Atlanta is also 0-for-9 from three point range.

Jeff Teague (10 points) and Josh Smith (9 points) lead the Hawks scoring attack. The Hawks have no points from forward Marvin Williams and center Zaza Pachulia, and just ten points off the bench this half.

For more on this game Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops while Knicks fans should stop by Poasting And Toasting. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head on over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page

Continue

NBA MVP 2012 Power Rankings: Would Dwight Howard Consider Coming Home To Play In Atlanta?

The Atlanta Hawks will close out the first half of the season with games on the road against the New York Knicks on Wednesday and the Orlando Magic on Thursday. With Joe Johnson potentially sitting out the All-Star game and three-point shootout (potentially replaced by Kevin Durant) will give the team an extended weekend to take off and get healthy.

Of course, with time off one can always ponder the possibilities, right? SB Nation's Tom Ziller released his MVP Rankings on Wednesday, and Thursday's contest will feature hometown hero Dwight Howard.

6. Dwight Howard Magic 20.3 points on .553 TS%, 15.3 rebounds, 2.1 blocks 6
The clock is ticking for the Magic to make a decision on whether to trade the big man midseason or hold its breath until July. Expect All-Star Weekend in Orlando to stoke those fires heavily.

Since Dwight Howard has basically put his bid in to play for virtually every team in the NFL for next season, isn't there a real possibility that the Hawks could trade for No. 12? You have three players who could be moved in Johnson, Al Horford and Josh Smith, and the hometown hero could find things appealing in the ATL.

One can hope, right?

For more on this game Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops while Knicks fans should stop by Poasting And Toasting. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head on over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

Continue

Hawks Vs. Knicks Time, TV, Radio Info And More

Atlanta's five-game road trip mercifully comes to an end Wednesday night in New York against the Knicks. Of late the Hawks have been in the news for the wrong reasons. Player injuries and rumored discontent have dominated the headlines of late while the team has struggled to a 1-3 record on the current trip. Perhaps tonight's trip to New York is a blessing because everyone there is caught up in Linsanity and may not even notice the Hawks.

While Jeremy Lin has ignited the Knicks of late, the Hawks could deal them a major blow if they could hand New York its second straight loss since Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup. New York dropped a 100-92 decision to New Jersey on Monday in Anthony's return from a groin injury. The Knicks are getting healthy and still trying to figure out how all of their pieces fit together.

Joe Johnson did not make the trip to New York and returned to Atlanta to have his ailing knee examined. Marvin Williams will return to the Hawks lineup tonight after sitting out Monday's loss while attending a funeral of a family friend.

Game date/time: Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Madison Square Garden

TV: SportSouth

Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM

Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband

For more on this game Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops while Knicks fans should stop by Poasting And Toasting. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head on over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

Continue

NBA Trade Rumors: Marvin Williams Denies Report Of Trade Request

It was reported earlier today that Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams wanted off the team and was requesting a trade. ESPN reported that Williams is unhappy with his playing time and his role with the Hawks.

However, according to the team's vice president of public relations, Williams never requested a trade.

The #Hawks just landed in NYC and had a convo with a very disappointed Marvin Williams, who while attending the funeral of a family friend, had to hear about his "reported" trade request. He vehemently denies ever asking for a trade and said, "you know that's not me".

Williams is averaging 9.6 points so far this season, which is the lowest points per game average since his rookie season in 2005. Since Joe Johnson isn't likely to play against the Knicks on Wednesday night due to knee tendinitis, Williams is expected to play after missing Monday's game for a funeral.

For more on the Hawks, head to Peachtree Hoops.

Continue

Joe Johnson Injury: Out Two Games, Could Miss All-Star Game

The Atlanta Hawks announced guard Joe Johnson is undergoing a MRI on his injured left knee, and that he'll be out for two games, instead of just one. That would mean no game against the New York Knicks or Orlando Magic, but it would mean he'd get more than an entire week's worth of rest, thanks to the All-Star Game. That's if he ends up not playing, at least, as Zach Klein reports is a possibility:

If Johnson were to sit, that could open the door for Josh Smith to make his first All-Star Game appearance. Johnson would also miss the Three-Point Contest and that one weird drill where old players and WNBA players also participate.

For more on the Hawks, visit Peachtree Hoops.

Continue

Marvin Williams Update: Hawks SF Expected Back For Knicks Game

While it appears increasingly likely that the Atlanta Hawks will be without the services of All-Star SG Joe Johnson in their game Wednesday against the New York Knicks, SF Marvin Williams is expected back after missing Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls to attend a funeral in his home-town of Seattle:

Williams, a 6'9 245 forward, is reportedly unhappy with his role in Atlanta's offense, but his length and athleticism should be helpful in a match-up against Carmelo Anthony.

In 28 games this season, the 25-year old is averaging 9.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists on 43% shooting.

Without Johnson, who has the size to play both wing positions, Williams could see his minutes increase, as he is currently averaging only 24 a game this year.

Continue

NBA Trade Rumors: Marvin Williams Wants To Leave Atlanta, According To Report

The former No. 2 overall pick reportedly wants a chance to have a bigger offensive role.

Continue

Joe Johnson Injury: Hawks Guard Doubtful For Knicks Game Wednesday

Atlanta's Joe Johnson is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks with tendinitis in his left knee.

Continue

Tracy McGrady Meets With Management Following Outburst

Atlanta Hawks forward Tracy McGrady met with management following his outburst Saturday night over his lack of playing time in a loss to Portland. McGrady reportedly sat down with Hawks coach Larry Drew and general manager Rick Sund to discuss the situation. Both sides emerged from the meeting vowing to move on.

"We talked. Players get frustrated. I was frustrated. We talked and ironed things out. Now, we move on."

McGrady played just under 22 minutes in Atlanta's loss on Monday to the Chicago Bulls. He finished with six points, five rebounds and three assists and the Hawks were +10 while he was on the floor. Atlanta played the game without regular starting small forward Marvin Williams but it was Willie Green and not McGrady that was inserted into the starting lineup.

Frustration is mounting for the Hawks who have lost seven of their last 10 games and with injuries mounting, they can ill afford any off the court distractions. At the same time, it is important for Larry Drew to outline, particularly to his veteran players, what their roles are going forward.

For more on Tracy McGrady and the Atlanta Hawks head on over to Peachtree Hoops. For more news and analysis from around the NBA check out SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

Continue

Joe Johnson Injury: Doubtful For Knicks Game Due To Knee

Joe Johnson left the game in the third quarter of the Atlanta Hawks 90-79 loss to the Chicago Bulls when tendinitis became an issue in his left knee. The team knew about Johnson's knee prior to the game and he wore a soft brace and expected everything to be fine. Before Johnson left the game in the third quarter he had 12 points. Now according to the Hawks, Johnson is doubtful to play against the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

With the Hawks struggling as they have ben by losing seven of their last 10 games, the last thing they need is for their leading scorer to miss significant time. With the All-Star game coming up this weekend it would be an ideal time for Johnson to rest his knee, but he did make the Eastern Conference squad so the rest that he could be getting may not be there if Johnson ends up participating in All-Star weekend.

With Johnson likely out on Wednesday against the Knicks this could leas to more playing time Willie Green or even possibly to the disgruntled Tracy McGrady.

For more on the Atlanta Hawks go visit Peachtree Hoops.

Continue

Hawks Schedule 2012: Atlanta Has Tough Stretch Heading Into The All-Star Break

The Hawks are ending a five-game road game swing when they face the Bulls and Knicks before coming home to face the Magic.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.