Hawks Get by Knicks

Atlanta streaking at just the right time
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2008 10:45 PM CDT
Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams (24) goes to the basket as teammate Al Horford (15), second from left, and New York Knicks forward Quentin Richardson (23), left, look on during the second half...   (AP Photo/John Amis)
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(Newser) – Atlanta would love to enjoy their three-game winning streak, but in a back-to-back stretch of their road schedule they'll have to prepare for lowly Memphis tomorrow night instead if they hope to make it four in a row. Tonight's 114-109 win over the Knicks stretched their lead for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot to 2.5 games over idle New Jersey, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"We can't feel comfortable until April 20, when the playoffs start,” Atlanta’s Marvin Williams said. Williams took charge for the Hawks with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Jamal Crawford gave it all he had for New York, but even his 39 points – 19 in the third quarter alone - couldn’t eke out a win for the struggling Knicks.