NEW YORK — Arron Afflalo scored a season-high 38 points and the New York Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-97 on Sunday afternoon.
Afflalo was 14 for 17 from the field and 7 for 8 from 3-point range, making his first seven attempts and nearing his career best of 43 points.
The Knicks improved to 8-2 when Afflalo scores 15 or more points.
New York jumped to an 11-2 advantage and led most of the way in bouncing back from their franchise-worst fourth quarter in a loss at Chicago on Friday.
Paul Millsap scored 19 points and Kent Bazemore had 18 for the Hawks.
The teams meet again Tuesday in Atlanta.