New York, NY (Sports Network) - Danilo Gallinari recorded career-highs of 17 points and four three-pointers to lead the short-handed Knicks in a 109-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden.
New York was without the services of guard Nate Robinson (sprained left ankle) and forward Jared Jeffries (bruised left knee).
David Lee notched his 49th double-double on the year and 24th in a row with 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Knicks, who snapped a three-game slide. Al Harrington chipped in 20 points and 10 boards in the win.
Larry Hughes and Wilson Chandler scored 23 and 18, respectively, for New York.
Al Horford amassed his 12th double-double on the year with 20 points and 13 boards for the Hawks, who have dropped five of seven. Joe Johnson chipped in 18 points, seven rebounds and six helpers in defeat. Marvin Williams and Josh Smith donated 17 and 16, respectively.
Down 104-89 late in the game, Flip Murray nailed a three-pointer to cap an 11-2 Atlanta run that brought the Hawks within 106-100 with 30.2 ticks left.
The teams traded baskets before Murray drilled another three to make it 109-105 with 10.9 seconds remaining. Then on the ensuing inbounds pass, Chris Duhon lost the ball to give possession back to the Hawks.
Johnson, though, missed on a three-point bid from the right wing and time expired.
The Hawks soared to a 26-22 lead after the first quarter but the Knicks battled back to grab a 51-49 advantage at the break.
Up by one midway through the third period, Lee poured in six straight points to give the home team a 71-64 lead with just under four minutes left.
The Knicks kept pushing and opened an 84-75 lead.
Hughes' layup closed out an 13-4 Knicks run that gave the club its biggest lead of the game, 95-79, with just over nine minutes left.