The New York Knicks will be at home at Madison Square Garden when they challenge the Atlanta Hawks. The Knicks come into the game with a 6-16 record and have not found their stride this season. Over in the other locker room, the Hawks have been a middling team this season and enter the game with a 12-11 record. This game will begin at 7:30 pm EST and SportSouth and MSG will be providing coverage of the contest.
After their 90-86 loss to the Celtics, the Knicks are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Carmelo Anthony was the game's leading scorer, scoring 26 points. Meanwhile, the Hawks are coming off an exciting win over the Wizards, 101-99. Al Horford contributed greatly, registering 34 points and 15 rebounds to claim his sixth double-double of the season. The two teams have split the two matchups this season. The Hawks had the upper hand in the most recent game, a blowout 110-90 win. Shelvin Mack played a huge role in the victory by recording a double-double with 12 points and 12 assists.
Based on each team's statistical profile, ball protection could play an integral role in this matchup. New York commits the fewest miscues in the NBA (TO% of 13.2%), while Atlanta's pesky defense forces the most (opponents' TO% of 22.9%).