ATLANTA — Arron Afflalo and Carmelo Anthony both scored 23 points, and New York almost lost a 16-point lead before holding on to beat Atlanta 107-101 Tuesday night, giving the Knicks their second win over the Hawks in three days.
The Knicks, who have won three of four, also beat the Hawks 117-97 in New York on Sunday.
The Knicks led by 16 in the third quarter but saw the lead reduced to two points in the final minute before Jose Calderon scored on a drive with 18 seconds remaining.
Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 19 points. Jeff Teague had 16.
The undersized Hawks struggled in their matchups with the two 7-footers in New York’s lineup, Robin Lopez and rookie Kristaps Porzingis.
Porzingis had 17 points and 11 rebounds.