Knicks started the new NBA season with sold out Madison Square Garden and a win over Atlanta Hawks! They put in 49 points in the second quarter, 24 more than Hawks. Atlanta won the remaining three quarters. But it ended of 126: 107 (23:24, 49:25, 34:35, 20:23) for the host.
In the first match of his fourth NBA season, Mario Hezonja, basketball player from Dubrovnik, scored 15 points. This was his first official game in the New York Knicks jersey after three seasons in Orlando Magic. He spent 19 minutes in the game and scored 15 points, which was a great reasult, just behind Tim Hardaway Jr. (31 points) and Enes Kanter (16 points), and the same as Trey Burke and Allonzo Trier.
After the game Hezonja thanked the Knicks fans for support, and emphasized the importance of the success at the start of the
season: 'The big night!'