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.