Tuesday 24 October 2017 / 04:11 AM

HAWKS EDGE KNICKS IN 4OT THRILLER

For just the 15th time in NBA history, a match went to quadruple overtime, with the Atlanta Hawks ultimately edging the New York Knicks 142-139 in a four-hour marathon.

The under-fire Carmelo Anthony forced the match into its first extra period via a ridiculous drive with 2.6 seconds on the clock.

Melo did it again at the end of the first OT, producing an ice-cool fadeaway jumper to lock the scores up at 113-all with 6.9 left.

It was the Knicks again who had to come from behind in 2OT as Courtney Lee buried a long three with less than two seconds left to tie the game at 123-123.

New York took a lead in the 3OT, but the Hawks showed some clutch form when Dennis Schroder came up with spectacular drive to lock it up at 130-apiece with 3.0 on the timepiece.

Lee’s desperation three attempt on the buzzer of 4OT was just off-target, bringing one of the most remarkable games of recent seasons to an end.

Anthony top-scored with 45 points for the Knicks, while Paul Millsap led the count for the victorious Hawks with 37 points from a mammoth 60 minutes on the court.

Watch every bucket from the end of regulation time below:

[YouTube – NBA]

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CBS’s Editor-in-Chief and lead rugby league, union and cricket writer, Will is a Christchurch-based freelancer, also writing for Big League and Rugby League Review magazines, and The New Daily website. Will has written four rugby league books.

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