Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title without playing, and the Atlanta Hawks lost their chance to move up in the East standings. Chris Copeland scored 33 points on a night that belonged to the benches, and the New York Knicks wrapped up their winningest season in 16 years by beating the Hawks 98-92 on Wednesday. With Anthony and just about every important player on either side sitting, the Knicks finished 54-28, their most victories since going 57-25 in 1996-97. New York is the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and will host the No. 7 Boston Celtics on Saturday. Atlanta would have earned the No. 5 seed in the East with a victory and a Chicago loss but apparently had no interest, resting Josh Smith, Al Horford, Jeff Teague, Devin Harris and Kyle Korver. The Hawks settled for sixth and will face No. 3 Indiana in the first round. Anthony finished with 28.7 points per game to end Kevin Durant's three-year run as scoring champion. Durant also sat out Wednesday and stayed at 28.1 ...
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