The Knicks begin a set of back-to-back games tonight in Atlanta, as they take on the Hawks.
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Al Trautwig, Alan Hahn and Wally Szczerbiak look at how Tim Hardaway Jr. proved pivotal to the Knicks' huge third quarter in the win over the Raptors.
Tim Hardaway Jr. returns to the Atlanta for the first time since signing as a free agent with Knicks in the offseason. Hardaway is fresh off a career-high 38-point performance in the Knicks’ comeback win over the Raptors.
In 130 career games with the Hawks, Hardaway averaged 11.3 points per game. This season, Hardaway is averaging 18.4 points per game and 20.6 points per game in the month of November.
We all know Kristaps Porzingis can score the basketball, but the “Unicorn” is starting to round into more of an all-around player. Porzingis recorded his third double-double of the season Wednesday against Toronto with 22 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.
The Knicks are in the top half of the NBA in terms of rebounding this season. New York averages 45.1 boards per game, good for 10th in the league. In contrast, the Hawks are averaging 40.9 rebounds and are ranked 26th.
One area the Hawks do excel at is the three-point shot. Atlanta is ranked third in the NBA in three-point percentage this season (38.8%)