Afflalo, Knicks Cruise Past Hawks 111-97 | NBC New York

Afflalo, Knicks Cruise Past Hawks 111-97

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    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis drives past Hawks forward Al Horford for a shot during the first half. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Arron Afflalo scored a season-high 38 points and the New York Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-97 on Sunday afternoon.

    Afflalo was 14 for 17 from the field and 7 for 8 from 3-point range, making his first seven attempts and nearing his career best of 43 points.

    The Knicks improved to 8-2 when Afflalo scores 15 or more points.

    New York jumped to an 11-2 advantage and led most of the way in bouncing back from their franchise-worst fourth quarter in a loss at Chicago on Friday.

    Paul Millsap scored 19 points and Kent Bazemore had 18 for the Hawks.

    The teams meet again Tuesday in Atlanta.

    Robin Lopez finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks. 

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