Hawks stay in play­off race with 116-104 win over Knicks

The Covington News - - Sports -

NEWYORK— Joe John­son kept the At­lanta Hawks in con­trol of the race for the fi­nal play­off spot in the East­ern Con­fer­ence, scor­ing 34 points Fri­day night in a 116-104 vic­tory over the NewYork Knicks.

Try­ing to end the NBA’s long­est post­sea­son drought, the Hawks re­mained two games ahead of the In­di­ana Pac­ers with three to play for each team. At­lanta trimmed its magic num­ber to two for its first play­off berth since 1999.

Josh Smith and Mike Bibby added 24 points apiece for the Hawks, whowon all four meet­ings with the Knicks this sea­son, sweep­ing the se­ries for the first time since mov­ing to At­lanta for the 1968-69 sea­son. Al Hor­ford fin­ished with 19 points and 11 re­bounds.

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