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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is fouled by Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, left, on a 3-point play in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. The Pelicans won 119-113. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Gerald Herbert

The Pelicans travel to New York to face the Knicks at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon in Madison Square Garden. Here are three things to know.


Anthony Davis missed Wednesday’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies due to a right ankle injury, but bounced back in a big way to beat the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. Davis tallied 36 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks showing no ill effects on the sore ankle.


One of the Knicks' rare highlights of the past three weeks came courtesy of the Pelicans in a 105-103 comeback win on Dec. 30 in the Smoothie King Center. It was one just two Knicks since Dec. 22. New York has lost nine of their past 11 games.

3) KEEPING IT .500

The Pelicans (21-20) are hoping to avoid their 10th .500 record since Dec. 1. New Orleans has held records of 11-11, 12-12, 13-13, 14-14, 15-15, 16-16, 18-18, 19-19 and 20-20 over the past six weeks.