NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Ryan Anderson and Tyreke Evans combined to score 55 points and the New Orleans Pelicans handed the New York Knicks their ninth successive defeat with a 103-99 win at Madison Square Garden Sunday night.
Anderson, who drilled seven of his 11 3-point attempts, scored a 31 points and pulled down six rebounds in a reserve role, while also coming off the bench, Evans had 24 points, seven assists and four steals in the victory for the Pelicans, which played most of the contest without the injured forward/center Anthony Davis.
Davis suffered a non-placed fracture in his left hand and played just 10-minutes. He scored seven points and had four rebounds.
Carmelo Anthony was the leading contributor for the struggling New York Knicks (3-13) with a 23 points and 10 boards outing.
Rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. finished with 21 points, while Andrea Bargnani supported with 17 points, seven rebounds and six blocks in the home loss.
The Knicks have now fell to 1-7 at home, with their only win at Madison Square Garden this season coming in their opening schedule on Oct. 30 against Milwaukee Bucks.
New Orleans: R. Anderson 31 Pts, 6 Reb
New York: C. Anthony 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 St