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New York Knicks beat Atlanta Hawks after 15 points behind and equal series

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The New York Knicks have equalized the series against the Atlanta Hawks and won Game 2 with 101: 92. It was the first playoff win since 2013. With 15 points, the Knickerbockers were behind in the third quarter before the turnaround succeeded, thanks in particular to Derrick Rose and the outstanding bench.

New York Knicks (4) – Atlanta Hawks (5) 101:92 (BOXSCORE), Serie: 1-1

At 32:18, the third section went to the hosts, who were still freezing in the first half and only converted 29.2 percent from the field (2/12 3FG). But Rose (26 points, 9/21 FG) and the previously weak Julius Randle (15, 5/16 FG, 12 rebounds, 4 turnover) subsequently played strongly, as did Reggie Bullock (15, 4/7 FG), RJBarrett (13, 5/14 FG) or Taj Gibson (6 and 7) had good scenes.

The three-way quota of 36.4 percent (12/33 FG) was finally passable. Rose’s reservists contributed more than half with 55 points, while the starters Elfrid Payton (1, 0/2 FG) and Nerlens Noel (2, 5 rebounds) were not a factor. The decisive factor was the superiority in the zone, 13 offensive rebounds were also reflected on the scoreboard (42:28 points).

With the Hawks, Trae Young had another good day after 32 points in Game 1 (30, 11/20 FG, 7 assists), but he did not receive constant support, neither from Bogdan Bogdanovic (18, 2/13 3FG), De ‘ Andre Hunter (18, 3/10 FG) still from Danilo Gallinari (6, 2/9 3FG). As a team, Atlanta got 27.3 percent from a distance (12/44). Clint Capela cleaned up properly under the baskets, next to 5 blocks he grabbed 12 rebounds.

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The game started without any changes in the starting line-up, Before the tip-off, Randle was awarded the Most Improved Player Award. Young silenced the boos at Madison Square Garden with a threesome. The next 6 points belonged to Barrett before the guests took control and quickly pocketed 4 threes (13-0 run). Randle didn’t have a single point after a quarter, Gallinari already 11. Important impulses were provided by Sixth Man Rose, the gap was 7 points.

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