Schroder’s Heroics Seal Hawks’ 108-107 Win Over Knicks

NEW YORK — Dennis Schroder’s 3-pointer with 22 seconds left propelled the Atlanta Hawks to a 108-107 win over the New York Knicks on Monday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.

Schroder led the Hawks (24-17) with 28 points and former Knick Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 points.

Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks (18-24) with 30 points and seven rebounds and Derrick Rose added 18 points and nine assists, but committed six of the Knicks’ 18 turnovers.

Rose, Anthony and Joakim Noah all missed potential go-ahead shots in the final seconds.

There were 21 lead changes in the game.

Atlanta center Dwight Howard was given the day off after playing an afternoon game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. The 32-year-old Howard is shooting 76.2 percent from the field over the last three games, while averaging 13.7 points and 12.7 rebounds. He ranks fourth in the league in rebounding.

Rose’s floater gave the Knicks a 107-105 lead at the 43 second mark.

Paul Millsap’s two free throws tied it at 105 with one minute to play.

A layup from Rose in traffic gave the Knicks a 105-103 edge with 1:17 remaining after a finger roll from Schroder tied it at 103.

Six straight points from Hardaway moved the Hawks back in front 96-95 with 5:50 to go.

Baker ended a 7-0 Knicks spurt with a 3 that provided New York with 93-88 lead with 8:31 to play.

The Hawks opened the third quarter with an 11-2 run to pull ahead 64-55 and closed it with an 8-2 run for an 88-83 lead.

Anthony deposited 11 of his 17 first half points in the second quarter, including a 3 at the buzzer to give the Knicks a 54-53 edge. The Hawks hit 45 percent of their 3s in the half.

The Knicks led 27-26 after the first quarter, despite turning the ball over seven times.

NOTES: New York F Kristaps Porzingis missed his third straight game and fifth overall with a sore left Achilles. … G Ron Baker and F Mindaugas Kuzminskas made their first starts for the Knicks. … Knicks F Lance Thomas will be out at least a week after sustaining a fractured left orbital bone when he was hit with an inadvertent elbow from Toronto Raptors C Jonas Valanciunas during Sunday’s game. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Thomas passed the concussion protocol, but will be fitted with a facemask. … The Knicks played their 31st game and 17th straight on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All but one of those games (1986) have been at Madison Square Garden. Atlanta played its 26th game on the holiday. … The Hawks were without F DeAndre’ Bembry (personal reasons).

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