The Knicks stumped Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks with a 112-107 win on the road Wednesday night. >> Box Score
Things to know about Monday's game
1) Tim Hardaway Jr. was a main reason the Knicks totaled 47 free throw attempts on Wednesday night, which is the most by any team in franchise history. Hardaway got 20 attempts from the charity stripe, converting 16 of them on his way to a team-high 34 points. He also had three assists and three steals on the night, as he continues to be the veteran scorer the Knicks need him to be.
2) Earning another start in David Fizdale's experimental starting five, Noah Vonleh recorded a double-double with 11 points and a team-high 13 rebounds, while also collecting two assists, two blocks and two steals. This is the type of production the Knicks have seen from their free-agent pickup all season, and Fizdale awarded that production with a team-high 38 minutes on the floor tonight.
3) Allonzo Trier continues to be efficient off the bench, going 5-of-9 from the field with 16 points. Also off the bench was the team's second-leading scorer in Enes Kanter, using his force down low to pick up 17 points. He just missed a double-double with nine rebounds as well.
4) Wednesday night showed that Kevin Knox needs to continue easing himself back into the rotation after suffering his ankle injury. In a little over nine minutes on the floor, he missed all six of his shot attempts, and only had one rebound and one assist on his box score. Stay patient, Knicks fans.
5) The Knicks, once again, held Hawks heralded rookie Trae Young at bay tonight. He had 15 points on 6-of-19 shooting compared to his 19 points-a-game average. As a team, the Hawks shot 39.8 percent from the field.
6) The Hawks, who owned the same 3-7 record as the Knicks heading into this contest, made it a game in the fourth quarter. This has become too common of the Knicks, allowing teams to either make it close or flat-out take the lead in the fourth quarter. They had a 14-point lead heading into the final 12 minutes, and luckily that was the case after they were outscored 34-25 in the final quarter.
Highlights from tonight's game
Ok, Mudiay. pic.twitter.com/FizdsXtxZs- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 8, 2018
What's next: The Knicks travel north of the border to face Kawhi Leonard and the 10-1 Raptors on Saturday at 3 p.m.