ATLANTA (AP) Knicks coach David Fizdale gives his team credit for not giving up during a losing streak that lasted nearly six weeks.
"I keep talking about this team's character," Fizdale said. "It would've been very easy for us to check out and get on to wherever we're going to go, but we were desperate men. Those guys wanted this game really badly, and they came out and showed it."
Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points and New York snapped a franchise-worst, 18-game losing streak with a 106-91 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.