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About New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks have one thing in common and that is the year they were established. Both teams were established in 1946, perhaps the only thing these teams share.

The Hawks have enjoyed some lukewarm success over the years and while the Knicks have two NBA Championships, eight Conference titles and five Division titles, although the two teams are going through a lean period. All of this is expected to change as the Hawks and the Knicks will be battling for the Eastern Conference this season.

Get ready to see some cracking encounters between the Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks.

Some memorable moments between the Hawks and the Knicks

The Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks have faced each other on more than three hundred and fifty occasions and here are two of their most memorable encounters.

The game that went into 4-overtime - Let’s start with a recent encounter. On January 29, 2017, the Atlanta Hawks welcomed the New York Knicks at the Philips Arena. The game went to quadruple overtime, which made it only the eleventh game in NBA history.

The first quarter saw the Knicks up by 37-30. The Hawks responded by taking the next two quarters 31-28 and 22-16. The Knicks then rallied back to win the last quarter 23-21. The game was tied 104-104 at the end of regulation time. Both teams went back and forth till Hawks sealed the win (142-139) right at the end of fourth OT.

The 1998-1999 Conference Semifinals - The New York Knicks came face to face with the Atlanta Hawks in the 1998-1999 Conference Semifinals with a lot of pressure on their shoulders. The team from the Big Apple had lost at the same stage in each of the previous four seasons. This time however, the Knicks trounced the Atlanta Hawks 4-0 to make it to the Conference Finals where they beat the Indiana Pacers 4-2.

Head to head - Hawks vs. Knicks

This is the Atlanta Hawks head to head record against the New York Knicks.

Games Played Wins Losses Win %age Points Scored Points Allowed
367 193 174 0.526 37764 37592

The Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks have met in the postseason on two occasions. The New York Knicks lead the Hawks 2-0 in the playoffs head to head.

The Knicks-Hawks legends

For the Atlanta Hawks it was players like Dominique Wilkins who put the franchise on the map during the 1980s. Wilkins made it to nine All-Star teams and has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was an incredible dunker and that is why he was also called The Human Highlight Film. Before Dominique came Bob Pettit and Cliff Hagan in the 1950s. They both won the NBA Championship with the Hawks. Pettit also won two NBA MVPs in 1956 and 1959 along with being selected for the All-Star team eleven times. Hagan also won five NBA All-Star selections.

The New York Knicks have had plenty of icons of their own over the years. At the top of the list is the great Patrick Ewing who was picked for the All-Star side on eleven occasions and had his number 33 retired by the Knicks. Walter Frazier is another iconic name in Knicks history who led them to their only two NBA titles to date and was a seven time All-Star pick. Willis Reed also won two NBA Championships with the Knicks and was the NBA Finals MVP on both occasions. His number 19 has been retired by the Knicks too.

The Hawks and the Knicks will clash once again

The stage is now set for the Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks to collide in the upcoming NBA season. Join thousands of fans at both the Philips Arena and the Madison Square Garden in the latest season to see these two sides take on each other by booking your Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks tickets. Check the Hawks and the Knicks respective schedules to see when they are slated to play against each other. You can get your cheap Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks tickets from here.

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