New Orleans Pelicans during New York Knicks, diversion preview, breakdown

Tip off: 6:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Records: New Orleans Pelicans (14-24); New York Knicks (17-20).

TV: Fox Sports New Orleans.

Radio: WRNO-99.5.

Summary: The Pelicans have mislaid 3 in a row, that includes Saturday’s 117-108 detriment to a Boston Celtics during TD Garden….In his entrance game, Donatas Motiejunas scored 11 points and 5 rebounds in 20 mins opposite a Celtics….The Pelicans are 4-13 on a road, 3-3 opposite Eastern Conference opponents….New Orleans kick a Knicks 104-82 on Dec. 30 during a Smoothie King Center, holding advantage of a 30-12 corner in fastbreak points.     

Pelicans illusive starters: PG Jrue Holiday 6-4, 205 (14.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 7.1 apg, 1.2 spg); SG Buddy Hield 6-4, 190 (9.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.2 spg);  SF Solomon Hill 6-7, 225 (5.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.8 spg); C Anthony Davis 6-10, 252 (28.8 ppg, 12.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 2.5 bpg); PF Dante Cunningham 6-8, 230 (5.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.5 bpg).

Knicks illusive starters: PG Derrick Rose 6-3, 190 (17.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.5 apg, 0.7 spg); SG Courtney Lee 6-5, 200 (10.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 0.9 spg); SF Carmelo Anthony 6-8, 235 (22.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.0 spg); PF Kristaps Prozingis 7-3, 240 (20.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.4 apg, 2.0 bpg); C Joakim Noah 6-11, 230 5.5 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.4 apg, 0.8 bpg).

Injury report:

Pelicans:  SF Quincy Pondexter (left knee) out. Knicks: None.

Up next: Pelicans during Nets, Thursday. Knicks during 76ers, Wednesday.

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