The Atlanta Hawks take a 65-60 advantage into halftime of their Sunday afternoon matchup with the New York Knicks. The game has been an offensive showcase for the two teams in the first half with both shooting around 60 percent from the field.
Atlanta topped 30 points in both quarters and outscored the Knicks 34-29 in the second quarter to take a five point lead into the break. Marvin Williams came up big for Atlanta early with 15 points and four rebounds hitting 5-6 shots and both of his three-point attempts. Jeff Teague hit 5-7 shots for 13 points while Joe Johnson has nine while going 5-5 from the field in the first half.
The Hawks got a boost from their second unit in the second quarter and Jannero Pargo leads all scorers off the bench with nine points on 3-3 shooting from beyond the arc.
Carmelo Anthony has been a one man wrecking crew for the Knicks piling up 20 points in the first half. Iman Shumpert and Amare Stoudemire finished with 11 points each. Stoudemire played just 10 minutes in the first half after picking up three personal fouls.
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