New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Live Score and Analysis

Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistFebruary 19, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 1: Carmelo Anthony
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Carmelo Anthony scored 13 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter and the New York Knicks upended the New Orleans Pelicans, 98-91, to snap a three-game losing streak on Wednesday night.

Anthony was nothing short of sensational, going 16-of-29 from the floor and reeling off 11 straight Knicks points at one time during the final period. He assaulted the Pelicans in the post, with mid-range jumpers and at the free-throw line (he went 8-of-12), and in the end, his presence proved too much for New Orleans to overcome.

It wasn't all great for New York, though, as it lost Iman Shumpert to a sprained left knee in the third quarter.

Eric Gordon led the Pelicans with 28 points, but the team's next highest scorers were Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers with only 14 apiece.

The Knicks shot 44.6 percent from the floor, draining 10 of their 21 three-point attempts. New Orleans shot 46.7 percent but went only seven of 21 from beyond the arc.

J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 19 and 16, respectively, off the bench for New York.

The Knicks led by as much as 13 in the final frame only to see the Pelicans battle back and take a one-point lead late in the quarter. That was when Anthony put the team on his back, making big plays on both ends of the floor to secure the win.