Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley each scored 20 points for New York. Reggie Bullock added 18 and R.J Barrett had 16. Nerlens Noel had 12 rebounds.
“This was a playoff-type atmosphere,” Quickley said. “As an NBA player, you have to be ready to step up.”
Trae Young had 20 points and 14 assists for the Hawks, but left the game with 1:13 remaining in the third quarter after suffering an ankle injury and did not return. X-rays were negative and he is expected to get an MRI on Thursday.
Clint Capela had 22 rebounds and 25 points for Atlanta. Bogdanovic scored 20 points. John Collins finished with 18 and Kevin Huerta 17.
Atlanta took a game-high 11-point lead, 95-84, when the Knicks’ Norvel Pelle was called for goaltending on a shot by Onyeka Okongwu with 1:47 left in the third quarter.
Young left the game soon after and the Knicks took advantage, moving into fourth place in the Eastern Conference with the victory.
“We were searching tonight to get ourselves going,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “But, we have a true team. As we head down the stretch, we want to be playing our best.”
The Knicks pulled to 109-107 on the second of Quickley’s consecutive 3-pointers with 7:01 remaining, then took their biggest lead at 116-109 on Rose’s 3-pointer with 4:46 left.
Lou Williams added 11 points for the Hawks, who had won nine of their last 11 games.
“I saw a lot of fight from our guys,” Nate McMillan said. “We just didn’t have enough in overtime to win this game.”
Hawks: Atlanta’s last win at Madison Square Garden (114-107) came on January 21, 2018. … The Hawks had won five consecutive road games against Eastern Conference opponents.
Knicks: Randle, the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week, is the first Knicks player to earn that distinction since February 2017 (Kristaps Porzingis).
Only one player from each team has seen action in all of his team’s games this season. Kevin Huerter has played in all 59 for the Hawks, starting 44. Barrett has played and started in all 60 games for the Knicks. Randle and Solomon Hill have only missed one game each this season.