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Carmelo Anthony scores 42 as Knicks beat Pelicans

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Carmelo Anthony finished with 42 points to help the New York Knicks beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 98-91. This snaps a three-game losing streak for New York (21-33).

Anthony shot 16-29 (2-6 from three-point range) and 8-12 from the free throw line. J.R. Smith chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds for New York as well. Eric Gordon had another big game for New Orleans in the loss, scoring 28 points on 9-17 shooting (3-9 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-8 from the free throw line.

This drops New Orleans (23-30) to 1-1 versus New York on the season.

Coming up, the Knicks play the Orlando Magic, who are 16-40 on the season. The Pelicans go up against the Charlotte Bobcats, currently sitting at 25-30 this year. The Knicks emerged victorious each of the last two times against Orlando. The Pelicans have a 1-0 record against Charlotte this season.


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