Balanced Knicks Ease Past Hawks

10:26 PM, Feb 22, 2012   |    comments
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Jeremy Lin netted 17 points and dished out nine assists as the New York Knicks eased past the shorthanded Atlanta Hawks, 99-82, at Madison Square Garden.

Steve Novak also scored 17 points for New York, which improved to 9-2 over its last 11 games. Landry Fields had 16 points, Carmelo Anthony dropped in 15 and J.R. Smith contributed 12 for the Knicks.

Jeff Teague dropped in a game-high 18 points for Atlanta, who will be without leading scorer Joe Johnson until after the All-Star break because of tendinitis in his left knee.

Willie Green added 16 points and Josh Smith had 13 with seven rebounds in Atlanta's fifth loss in six games.


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