Knicks vs Hawks: Postgame Grades and Analysis

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Oct 29, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts after being called for a foul against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks opened the 2015-16 NBA regular season with a stunning 122-97 road decimation of the Milwaukee Bucks. Unfortunately, momentum didn’t carry over into game No. 2.

Hosting its first home game of the season, New York fell 112-101 to the Atlanta Hawks.

New York had no answer for the low-high combination of Al Horford and Jeff Teague. Teague finished with 23 points and eight assists, while Horford tallied 21 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and a pair of steals.

New York failed to provide an answer on either end.

Having fallen to 1-1, the Knicks will be searching for answers as they prepare for an October 31 clash with the Washington Wizards. There’s no better way to find them than to evaluate what has and hasn’t worked thus far.

Against the Hawks, there wasn’t much on the positive end.

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