New York Knicks Vs. Atlanta Hawks: Knicks Look For Sixth Straight Victory

The New York Knicks have won five straight games to reach the .500 mark at 8-8. Some, however, might question the validity of the Knicks' streak since none of those victories came against teams with winning records. Today at Madison Square Garden, though, the Knicks host the 9-7 Atlanta Hawks. Thus, a chance for the Knicks to show their streak is not a fluke.

Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni is not thrilled when the quality of the winning streak is questioned.

"Why don't we just look for all the negatives that we can. Can you let me enjoy Thanksgiving?" he said with a smile. "I could have swore that we won. I could have swore that we were on a high. I have to think there's somebody who thinks we're playing pretty good."

There are: the four losing teams that lost to the Knicks.

"We've played well," D'Antoni went on. "We've won on the road. We won four out of the five on the road, which is hard to win no matter what. I mean, I'm pointing out the positives. There's a lot of good stuff."

Joe Johnson is Atlanta's leading scorer, averaging 17.8 points and 5.2 assists per game. Al Horford averages 16.3 points and 9.6 rebounds and Josh Smith averages 15.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.4 steals per contest. Ex-Knick Jamal Crawford scores 13.7 points per game.

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