Alec Burks, making his first start of the season, scored 15 of his team-high 23 points to spark a decisive third-quarter run for the New York Knicks, who held off the host Atlanta Hawks to win 99-90 on Saturday night. The 23 points were a season-high for Burks, who started with Kemba Walker sitting out the second game of a back-to-back set.
As other teams in the Eastern Conference have struggled with injuries, the Hawks had begun to jell, rolling up seven straight wins entering Saturday’s 99-90 loss to the Knicks. But the Hawks took not only an L in the game, but also lost a pair of key contributors, with Bogdan Bogdanovic (right ankle sprain) and Cam Reddish (left wrist sprain) exiting early.
RJ Barrett (New York Knicks) with an and one vs the Atlanta Hawks, 11/27/2021