NEW YORK -- Larry Hughes' shot is back, just in time to help the New York Knicks chase a playoff spot they still think is available. Hughes scored 23 points to continue his turnaround from a rocky start with his new team, and the Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 109-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Hughes was acquired from Chicago at the trade deadline but was clearly rusty after not playing at all toward the end of his Bulls' tenure. He began his Knicks career with three straight dreadful games, going 4-for-22 and quickly becoming a target of the fans' boos. But he averaged 22 points in two losses over the weekend and followed with a 9-for-18 night in 41 minutes Wednesday.