Melo lifts Knicks over Lakers; Pelicans beat Magic

Posted at 01/27/14 3:22 PM

New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots the ball as Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol (16) defends during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Photo by Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Knicks 110, Lakers 103

Carmelo Anthony followed up his record-breaking scoring performance with 35 points as the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers.

Anthony scored a Madison Square Garden record 62 against Charlotte on Friday. His encore helped New York (17-27) earn their second win in a row immediately following a five-game losing streak.

The Lakers (16-29) received a team-high 24 points from guard Jodie Meeks, who shot eight-for-13 overall and six-for-eight from three-point range.

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Pelicans 100, Magic 92

Tyreke Evans scored 13 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and forward Anthony Davis scored 22 points, grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds and blocked seven shots to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to victory.

The Pelicans (18-25), who have won three of their last four games, iced the game with a 9-4 run. The Magic (12-33), who lost their eighth consecutive road game, were led by Arron Afflalo with a game-high 25 points.

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