Hawks dominant in second half, grab 3-1 series lead vs. Knicks

ATLANTA - Trae Young led the way for the Atlanta Hawks, as usual.

He sure had plenty of help Sunday.

Proving they are far more than a one-man show, the Hawks unleashed a dazzling array of weapons to take control of their series against the New York Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Young scored 27 points, John Collins added 22 despite a smack to the lip and the Hawks frustrated Julius Randle and the Knicks once again, pulling away in the second half for a 113-96 victory and a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

"We have so many guys who are skilled with the basketball," Collins said. "We have great chemistry with each other. I think the sky's the limit with this team when we do the right things."