Knicks point guard Raymond Felton drives to the basket during...

Knicks point guard Raymond Felton drives to the basket during the first half against the Atlanta Hawks. (Feb. 16, 2011) Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

Amare Stoudemire scored 23 points, leading the Knicks into the All-Star break with a winning record after a 102-90 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Wilson Chandler added 20 points and Danilo Gallinari had 17 for the Knicks, who at 28-26 matched their average victory total for the last five full seasons. They didn’t even earn their 28th victory last season until April 6 and haven’t been above .500 this late in a season since they finished 48-34 in 2000-01.

Raymond Felton finished with 13 points and 11 assists as the Knicks controlled the second half and beat Atlanta for the first time in three meetings this season.

Marvin Williams scored 17 points for the Hawks, who lost for the third time in four games.

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