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Anthony scores 42, leads Knicks past Pelicans
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 19: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 19, 2014 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
February 19, 2014, 10:38 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) 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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