Melo Drops 35, but Knicks Still Fall to Atlanta

Carmelo Anthony finished with 35 points and Tyson Chandler had a season-high 23 rebounds for the Knicks, who blew a double-digit, third-quarter lead for the second straight night.
New York has lost two straight and seven of nine to fall 5½ games behind Atlanta for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Atlanta began the game without Millsap, who sustained a right knee contusion late in Friday’s loss at Detroit, but the Hawks rallied from a 17-point deficit to take a 74-73 lead on Lou Williams’ 3-pointer early in the fourth.

The Hawks, who finished 16 for 31 beyond the arc, never trailed again. The went on to win 107-98.

New York coach Mike Woodson said before the game that the Knicks were preparing to buy out the contracts of veterans Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih. Neither made the trip to Atlanta, but Anthony indicated the team’s problems are bigger than one or two players.

“It’s same things, different days,” Anthony said. “It’s starting to get tough to handle. It’s definitely tested me. The frustration has definitely sunk in.”

 

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