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Knicks try to bounce back at home vs. Hawks

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Knicks have no time to dwell on their recent loss and will play host to the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks were hoping to exact revenge on a Boston Celtics team that embarrassed them, 114-73, last Sunday at MSG. However, the Knicks blew an 11- point lead in the fourth quarter to suffer a 90-86 loss in Boston Friday night and fell to 6-16 on the season.

New York made a valiant effort to erase a 17-point deficit in the first half, but has dropped three of the last four games.

"We kind of got stagnant a little bit," Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said of his team's offense in the fourth.

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and Andrea Bargnani added 22 for the Knicks. Amare Stoudemire scored a season-high 18 points and the oft-injured forward played 30 minutes for the second straight game.

New York will play two in a row at home and will also host Washington. The Knicks are 3-8 at Madison Square Garden and could be without forward Kenyon Martin Saturday because of an abdominal strain. He suffered the injury during the fourth quarter against the Celtics.

Knicks center Tyson Chandler is recovering from a broken right fibula and could be nearing a return soon. He has been out since early November.

Meanwhile, the Hawks enter this matchup in New York fresh off Friday's thrilling 101-99 overtime win versus the Wizards in the finale of a four-game homestand (3-1).

Hawks forward Al Horford hit the game-winning jumper off an inbounds pass and poured in 34 points on 15-of-23 shooting. He also grabbed 15 rebounds and made two key free throws late in regulation for the Hawks, who blew a 15-point cushion in the fourth quarter.

Horford talked about the inbounds pass from Pero Antic, who had nobody guarding him when he heaved the ball toward the basket.

"We work on that in practice," Horford said. "That's a play that we've worked on. We have three options. It was going to be me, Paul (Millsap), or Kyle (Korver). I think they over-played both of those guys and Pero saw me and he gave me a great pass. It was just supposed to be a lob for a dunk, but (Trevor) Booker did a good job pushing me away, so as soon as I caught it, I just shot it. Since we've worked on it before, I was comfortable taking that shot."

Millsap scored 16 points with 11 rebounds and Korver also netted 16 points. Jeff Teague added 12 points and seven assists for the Hawks. Korver has made a 3-pointer in an NBA-record 92 games in a row.

The Hawks have lost three in a row on the road and are 4-7 outside of Philips Arena this season. After visiting the Knicks Atlanta will head back home for three straight games versus the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento and Utah.

Atlanta and New York have split a pair of meetings already this season with each team winning as the visitor. New York, though, has won eight of the past 10 matchups with the Hawks, who are 5-10 in the last 15 games at MSG.

The Hawks did post a 110-90 road win in this series on Nov. 16.

12/14 10:36:24 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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