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Knicks vs. Hawks 4/17/13

Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Knicks (53-28) play host to the Atlanta Hawks (44-37) in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

This will be the final of three meetings between these two teams, as the

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Knicks are looking to sweep a season series against the Hawks for the first time since the ’03-’04 season. New York has not lost a season series versus Atlanta since the ’07-’08 season.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 37.5 points, 5.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in two games with the Atlanta Hawks. J.R. Smith posted 22.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in two games, while Amar’e Stoudemire added 14 points and four rebounds in over 20 minutes in a game off the bench.

Knicks Recap:

Without many of their regular stars the Knicks fell to the Charlotte Bobcats 106-95 in NBA action on 4/15. Leading the scoring was Chris Copeland who had a season and career-high 32 points and team high seven rebounds in over 47 minutes.

More on Copeland:

The season and career high 32 points for Chris Copeland and was the first time this season reaching the 30-point mark. He has led the team in points and rebounds each three times this season.

All-Time against the Hawks:

The Knicks have a 167-184 overall record against the Hawks, with a 94-63 record a home.

This Date in Knicks History:

1984: Bernard King scores 36 points and Darrell Walker records 13 points and seven steals to lead the Knicks to a 94-93 victory in Detroit in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round.

2012: Carmelo Anthony records his second career triple-double (35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) to lead New York to a 118-110 victory over Boston at the Garden. New York hit 19 three-pointers for the second time this season (19-32), falling one shy of the club record.

The Knicks and Hawks game is set to air on the MSG Network, with tip-off slated for 8:00 p.m.

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