As the Philadelphia 76ers were in the midst of their Game 2 matchup against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, the Atlanta Hawks and the New York Knicks were gearing up for their own tip-off at Madison Square Garden. As Atlanta had a solid 57-44 lead going into the half, it seemed the Hawks were well on their way to picking up a shocking 2-0 start over the Knicks before hosting two playoff games of their own. Coming out of the locker room for the third quarter, Julius Randle and Knicks fired off 32 points, holding the Hawks to just 18.
After a notable third-quarter performance, the Knicks entered the final period with a one-point lead over the Hawks. In Game 1, the Hawks found a way to leave MSG with a win despite playing a tight game with the crowd against them.