Knicks 92, Hawks 79

What went right ...

1 Late run — Amar’e Stoudemire scored a chunk of his game-high 26 points during a 19-2 fourth-quarter run that stretched out a one-point Knicks’ lead.

2 Clamp down
— More impressive than hitting 8 of their final 11 shots was the Knicks defense down the stretch. Unlike in Friday’s embarrassing loss to Cleveland, they closed out on perimeter shooters and forced 17 total turnovers.

3 Hard foul — Atlanta’s aggressiveness led to technical fouls and suspensions in an earlier matchup this season. This time, it just led to bruises on Carmelo Anthony, who was bopped in the eye and hit in the head. Anthony finished 6 of 18 for 14 points — his lowest total as a Knick — but Landry?Fields picked up the slack with 15 points.