New York plays New Orleans, looks to end home losing streak

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

New Orleans Pelicans (34-24, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (34-24, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

: Pelicans -2.5; over/under is 219.5

BOTTOM LINE: New York takes on New Orleans looking to stop its three-game home slide.

The Knicks have gone 19-9 at home. New York has a 3-2 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Pelicans are 17-12 on the road. New Orleans ranks eighth in the Western Conference with 14.3 fast break points per game led by Zion Williamson averaging 2.7.

The Knicks' 13.0 made 3-pointers per game this season are only 0.4 fewer made shots on average than the 13.4 per game the Pelicans allow. The Pelicans are shooting 48.6% from the field, 1.3% higher than the 47.3% the Knicks' opponents have shot this season.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Pelicans won 96-87 in the last meeting on Oct. 28. Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 26 points, and RJ Barrett led the Knicks with 18 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jalen Brunson is averaging 27.6 points and 6.6 assists for the Knicks. Donte DiVincenzo is averaging 17.9 points over the past 10 games for New York.

Williamson is scoring 22.4 points per game and averaging 5.6 rebounds for the Pelicans. Ingram is averaging 17.0 points and 3.7 rebounds over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 3-7, averaging 108.2 points, 43.7 rebounds, 21.1 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points per game.

Pelicans: 7-3, averaging 114.1 points, 43.9 rebounds, 28.7 assists, 10.5 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.0 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Mitchell Robinson: out for season (ankle), Julius Randle: out (shoulder), OG Anunoby: out (elbow).

Pelicans: Dyson Daniels: out (knee), Zion Williamson: day to day (foot), CJ McCollum: day to day (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.