Sports.ws Game Report
[NEW ORLEANS] — The New Orleans Pelicans played host to the New York Knicks last night and the Pellies did everything that was asked of them, walking away with the 104-92 victory. The win bumps New Orleans's record up to 14-21 on the season, while the loss drags New York's down to 16-16. Though a win's a win and Pelicans fans will settle for whatever they can get their hands on, there's plenty of room for improvement in the future. Games likes these are essential for any team with bigger aspirations.
On this night it was Kristaps Porzingis leading the show from a statistical perspective. His 21 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals in 37 minutes topped all players in terms of general production. Unfortunately for Porzingis, what really matters - the result on the scoreboard - still leans in favor of the Pelicans. Perhaps continued performances like this one in the near future will get New York back in the win column before too long.
At the helm for the Pelicans in the victory was Anthony Davis and while he may not have posted a more attractive statline than Porzingis, he did help his club walk away with the victory. Davis posted 23 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists in the win.
New Orleans's offensive contributions were complemented from a decent showing on the defensive end of the ball. While they didn't exactly shut down the visiting Knicks, they did limit them to a point total in line with their season average. Not every performance can be a home run, so the Pellies will settle for the upper hand in this one.
Up next for the reeling Pellies will be a date with the New York Knicks while the visiting Knicks will look to bounce back in a matchup with the Boston Celtics.
|Details||New Orleans||New York|
Porzingis 56.5 FP
Davis 51.5 FP
Anthony 48.0 FP
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