Anthony Scores 42, Leads Knicks Past Pelicans

Anthony Scores 42, Leads Knicks Past Pelicans

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 19: Jeremy Tyler #4 of the New York Knicks grabs a rebound against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 19, 2014 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

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Posted on February 19, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Carmelo Anthony capped a 42-point performance with three clutch baskets in the last two minutes, and the New York Knicks snapped a three-game skid with a 98-91 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.

A night after losing at Memphis, New York blew a 13-point, fourth-quarter lead before Anthony, coming off a 30-point outing in the All-Star game in the same arena Sunday, took over by hitting a pair of pull-up jumpers from the left side of the lane. He hit the first of them over Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis, who blocked five shots in the game.

J.R. Smith had 19 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16 for New York. Tyson Chandler had 11 rebounds and a pair of blocks.

Eric Gordon scored 28 for the Pelicans, but was shut out in the fourth quarter. Davis had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

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