With Balanced Offense, Hawks Rally to Beat the Knicks

Kent Bazemore scored 22 points, John Collins had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and visiting Atlanta rallied to beat the Knicks, 114-107, on Friday night.

Seven Hawks players scored in double figures in the team’s second straight win. Trae Young had 15 points and 10 assists, and Kevin Huerter finished with 16 points.

Emmanuel Mudiay scored 32 points, but the Knicks dropped their fourth consecutive game. Kevin Knox scored 17 of his 24 points in the first quarter.

A layup by Mudiay gave the Knicks a 99-95 lead with 7 minutes 23 seconds left, but Atlanta responded with a 9-0 run. Young capped the decisive stretch with a layup with 3:47 left.

After Mudiay hit a jumper for the Knicks, Young converted a 3-point play to extend the Hawks’ lead to 107-101 with 3:04 remaining.

PACERS 114, NETS 106 Victor Oladipo scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Thaddeus Young added 21, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Nets, 114-106, Friday night, ending the team’s seven-game winning streak.

Bojan Bogdanovic and Domantas Sabonis each added 17 point for the Pacers, who had lost their previous two.

Rookie Rodions Kurucs scored a season-high 26 points for the Nets, and DeMarre Carroll added 16.

The Nets struggled in the first half before turning things around late in the second half.

Kurucs hit a free throw with 4 minutes 7 seconds left in the game that gave Brooklyn a 100-98 lead before Oladipo accounted for all of Indiana’s scoring in an 8-4 run that put the Pacers ahead, 106-104. Oladipo punctuated the spurt with an impressive left-handed dunk over Kurucs with 2:01 left.

Bogdanovic then hit a 3-pointer that extended the lead to 109-104.

On the next Nets possession, guard Spencer Dinwiddie was blocked on a driving layup attempt by Pacers center Myles Turner, and Darren Collinson was then fouled by Kurucs.

Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson came running off the bench to argue the call and was immediately ejected with 1:09 left.

Bogdanovic hit the technical free throw to widen the lead to 6 points.

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