The 2021 post-season villain and his Hawks basically ended the Knicks' season for the second consecutive spring, pushing the Knicks closer to mathematical elimination by silencing the Boeing Garden crowd with 45 points and eight assists in Tuesday night's 117-111 win.

"We knew we had to come here and take care of the business first, so that was my top priority."

"I think Swag and what we were able to do on the court tonight and the strength we had in Hadley, I knew it was us vs. everyone."

The two-time All-Star did not play in the Christmas Day tournament in New York this season due to COVID-19. The Knicks won that match in a triple-double by shut-down guard Kemba Walker and they also played two games in Atlanta on November 27 and January 15.

“It was 3-1, this year's [season] series, so overall we did a good job. But today was definitely a difficult day. "

With the exception of Randle, the offense went mostly through Barrett and the Knicks took a 12-point lead in the middle of the second quarter.