The New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks meet Thursday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks have had a below-par season this time around and are placed eleventh in the East with a 22-23 record. On Tuesday, New York were outscored by seven points during the fourth quarter of a 112-110 home loss versus Minnesota. Evan Fournier led the team with 27 points on 10 of 17 shooting, Julius Randle added 21 points with nine rebounds and nine assists while Kemba Walker chipped in with 19 points. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans have once again had a disappointing regular season campaign. They are now 13th in the West with a 16-28 record. On Monday, New Orleans shot 41 percent from the field during a 104-92 road loss against Boston. Jonas Valanciunas led the team with 22 points, 14 rebounds and four assists, Herbert Jones added 16 points while Brandon Ingram tallied 15 points with 10 rebounds and six assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 105.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting.
The New York Knicks have not lived up to the expectations laid upon them at the start of the season. However, if compared to the Pelicans, the Knicks have done a lot better than them. New York Knicks will be the favorites coming into this game
Tips: New York Knicks
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