Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and was key in the New York Knicks recovering after blowing a 17-point lead in a 95-91 defeat of the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

The Knicks led by 17 in the second period and 10 at the half but had a dismal third quarter offensively and found themselves trailing 78-72 early in the fourth quarter.

Anthony had a three-pointer and layup to launch an 11-0 run that put the Knicks back in front for good.

Andrea Bargnani scored 20 for New York and Tim Hardaway contributed 14.  Atlanta was led by Jeff Teague and Al Horford with 25 and 23 point respectively.

The Knicks improve to 3-4 on the year and get right back to action on Thursday night when they host the Houston Rockets.

[Associated Press]