Hawks Top Knicks, Inch Toward Playoffs

Cavaliers tame Bobcats, Mavericks all over Heat
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2008 11:09 PM CDT
New York Knicks Nate Robinson (4) loses the ball to Atlanta Hawks Mike Bibby, right, during the first quarter of their game today at Madison Square Garden in New York.    (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
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(Newser) – Joe Johnson got by with a little help from his teammates today, as the Hawks beat the Knicks 109-98. While he scored 28 points and added 11 assists, Marvin Williams also stepped up his game and contributed 25 points, while Josh Childress added another 22, with nine rebounds, as Atlanta moves into a tie for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.  In other NBA news:

  • It was another rough day for Ben Wallace, but King James came through for the Cavs as they beat the Bobcats, 98-91. LeBron put up 33 points in the victory as Jason Richardson had the same for Charlotte.
  • Don’t worry Miam—the season’s over one month from today. The Heat suffered another embarrassing defeat, as the Mavericks ran all over them, 98-73.