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2019 Schedule
1-0, 1st in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on Frank Ntilikina: "I thought he played a great game. You don't see it on the stat sheet but it stood out. You can't say he didn't get after it. He made it tough. Every catch, every entry pass, every shot was contested, every rotation was right. He's an elite defender. Three steals, one block. One assist. Five rebounds. I'm just really happy with the way he's adapted to this role and hopefully he can keep growing."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In his NBA debut, Atlanta's Trae Young had 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting and five assists in 33 minutes during the Hawks' 19-point loss. "Made a few turnovers that I wasn't making in the preseason. I could have played a lot better," said Young, who had four turnovers. "But that's going to happen. I'm going to continue to grow."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks beat the Hawks, 126-107, in David Fizdale's debut. Tim Hardaway Jr. leads New York with 31 points. Two-way player Allonzo Trier has 15 points off the bench as the Knicks have seven double-digit scorers. New York set a franchise record with 49 points in the 2nd quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale has played 11 of his 13 active players and 10 Knicks have played at least 15 minutes. I'd expect the minutes to be spread out like this all year. Tonight, it's worked well as seven Knicks are in double figures.

Trier throws down vicious dunk (0:31)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Allonzo Trier ended the third quarter with a thunderous dunk. He has 15 points in 16 minutes off the bench for New York in his NBA debut. Trier went undrafted and signed a 2-way contract with the Knicks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta's Trae Young finished the third quarter strong with five points in the final minute. He has 12 points, 5 assists and 6 rebounds in 25 minutes. Young has missed 8 of 12 shots but hasn't forced anything.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Hawks outscored New York by 15 during a third-quarter run to make things interesting at Madison Square Garden.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks set a franchise record with 49 points in the second quarter. It will be interesting to see how Lloyd Pierce's Hawks respond to start the second half.

Hardaway's no-look pass finds Kanter for dunk (0:20)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks set a franchise record with 49 points in the second quarter. It will be interesting to see how Lloyd Pierce's Hawks respond to start the second half.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's hard to draw up a better first half if your David Fizdale. The Knicks lead the Hawks by 23 and have held Atlanta to 44 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting.

Knox throws up for and-1 (0:24)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. is red hot. He has 20 first-half points and has helped New York outscored 57-30 in the last 17 minutes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. is red hot. He has 20 first-half points and has helped New York outscored 57-30 in the last 17 minutes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Funny moment: Trae Young has the ball when Atlanta calls timeout and Tim Hardaway Jr. won't allow to take a shot before he walks off the floor. Young is 1-for-4 and Atlanta has been outscored by 15 when he's on the court.

Vonleh cleans up Knox's miss (0:15)
Knicks fan sinks half-court shot (0:16)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Trae Young makes the first shot of his NBA career. He didn't shoot in his first seven minutes on the floor and seemed to focus on running the offense and setting up his teammates.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have outscored the Hawks, 14-4, since a fan knocked down a half-court shot to win $10,000.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have outscored the Hawks, 14-4, since a fan knocked down a half-court shot to win $10,000.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting to see Mitchell Robinson check in ahead of Noah Vonleh as the Knicks' backup center. The Knicks are high on Robinson, 20, who didn't play organized basketball last year.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice ovation at Madison Square Garden for 41-year-old Vince Carter, who is starting tonight for the Atlanta Hawks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks president Steve Mills was asked on The Michael Kay Show if Kristaps Porzingis is unhappy with the Knicks' decision not to sign him to a rookie extension. He said that wasn't the case. "We've been very straightforward in our communication with KP's brother (Janis Porzingis), who is his agent. KP has a long history with us. One thing about my relationship with KP is that when he is unhappy about something or disappointed about something he's been very forthright in coming to me and saying, ‘Steve you know what? I'm not happy about this. And throughout this whole process he's been very excited about David Fizdale as the coach, he's been very excited about the players, the young players that we have. And I watch him every day at shootaround, I watch him every day at practice and watch how he's engaged with his teammates so I think we're in a good place." The Knicks will have an extra $10 million in cap space after forgoing the Porzingis extension. Porzingis, who is rehabbing from ACL surgery, is the first All-Star under the current salary cap structure not to sign a contract extension on his rookie deal. He will be a restricted free agent this summer. There is no timetable for his return.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game126.02nd
Rebounds Per Game46.0Tied-13th
Assists Per Game21.0Tied-9th
Points Allowed107.0Tied-12th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-19101.000
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207