Saturday , Jan , 24 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Atlanta Hawks Team Report – January 24

=== Atlanta Hawks Team Report – January 24 ===

(Sports Network) – The Atlanta Hawks failed to win back-to-back games for
the first time this season last night, as they found themselves on the wrong
end of a 96-94 decision to the New York Knicks at Philips Arena.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim finished with a game-high 25 points in the losing effort,
as the Hawks lost for just the third time in seven home tilts. Stephen Jackson
had 19 points and Jason Terry 17 in the losing effort.

After Stephon Marbury’s three-pointer with 30.6 seconds left in the game gave
the Knicks a 92-89 edge, Terry hit a runner in the lane that allowed Atlanta
to close within one, but Anfernee Hardaway answered for New York with two free
throws to make it a three-point game once again.

With a chance to tie, however, Terry missed a wide-open three-pointer from the
left corner. Two free throws on the other end by Kurt Thomas put the game away
and rendered Abdur-Rahim’s three-point basket with under a second to play
irrelevant.

Atlanta, which fell to 1-9 in Friday games this season, converted just 4-of-17
three-point attempts in the game.

The Hawks return to action on Sunday against the Detroit Pistons.

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