Anthony nets 42 to lead Knicks over Pelicans

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Feb 20 2014 03:19 PM | Updated as of Feb 20 2014 11:19 PM

New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) during the fourth quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. Photo by Derick E. Hingle, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Knicks 98, Pelicans 91

Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 42 points, including 13 consecutive points in the final 7:10, to power the New York Knicks to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Anthony's performance helped the Knicks (21-33) snap a three-game losing streak.

The Pelicans (23-30) were led by guard Eric Gordon's 28 points, but Gordon did not score in the final quarter on just two shot attempts.

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Bobcats 116, Pistons 98

Al Jefferson scored 29 points and guard Kemba Walker added 24 points and a career-high 16 assists as the Charlotte Bobcats completed an important two-night sweep over the Detroit Pistons.

The victory followed a 108-96 win in Detroit on Tuesday night, and enabled the Bobcats (25-30) to push their lead over the Pistons (22-32) to 2 1/2 games in the fight for the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot.