Saturday’s Christmas Day game will be the second of four meetings during the 2021-22 season between the two teams, which met in the first round of the 2021 playoffs.

Their first meeting on November 27 in Atlanta ended in favor of the Knicks 99-90. Trae Young scored 33 points while Clint Capela posted a double-double of 16 points and 22 rebounds, but New York prevailed behind Alec Burks and Evan Fournier’s combined 43 points, which included 8 of 13 shots from beyond the arc. . .

This Knicks-Hawks contest kicks off the NBA’s five-game roster on Christmas Day for the 2021-22 season, which will be the 14th time in a row the league will display five sets of marquee during the holidays.

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After eliminating the Knicks in five games in the 2021 postseason, the Hawks return to MSG in what will be the franchise’s first Christmas Day appearance since 1989. Meanwhile, the Knicks, a fixture in star games of the holiday season, they return to the roster after not playing since 2018.

Heading into this competition, in a total of 381 regular-season games played, the Hawks hold a 197-184 head-to-head advantage against the Knicks, with the Knicks winning nine of 11 regular-season meetings from 2018-19. season

The outcome of this game will largely depend on the players who have not followed the league’s health and safety protocols. Stay tuned to Sporting News for the latest news.

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What time does Knicks vs. Hawks?

Date: Saturday December 25
Hour: 12:00 pm ET

What channel is Knicks vs. Hawks?

Television channel: ESPN
Live broadcast: Watch ESPN | Sling tv

Knicks upcoming 2021-22 schedule

Date Adversary Hour National television
December 25th against hawks 12:00 pm ESPN
December 28th in Timberwolves 8:00 pm
December 29 in Pistons 7:00 pm
December 31st in Thunder 8:00 pm
January 2 in Raptors 3:30 pm

(All the eastern time)

Hawks upcoming 2021-22 schedule

Date Adversary Hour National television
December 25th in the Knicks 12:00 pm ESPN
December 27 against bulls 7:30 pm NBA TV
December 29 in Bulls 8:00 pm
December 31st in the Cavaliers 7:30 pm
January 3 in Trail Blazers 10:00 pm

(All the eastern time)

NBA schedule for 2021-22

After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.

Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:

  • Changes deadline: Feb. 10
  • NBA All-Star 2022: February 18-20
  • The regular season concludes: April 10th
  • Entrance tournament: April 12-15
  • The playoffs begin: April 16th
  • The NBA Finals begin: June 2nd
  • NBA draft 2022: June 23