Afflalo scores 38, Knicks beat Hawks 111-97

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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.

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