Atlanta Hawks cut New York Knicks thanks to brutal second half

Many sports teams, both amateur and professional, have no doubt heard the mantra, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” That axiom proved all too literal for the New York Knicks Friday night at State Farm Arena .

New York scored just under 70 percent in the first 24 minutes of their bout against Atlanta, but only managed 19 field goals for the remainder of the game, giving the visiting Hawks a 139-124 win.