The Knicks struggled in the first quarter yet again. Carmelo Anthony missed nine of his first ten shots and the Hornets took a 7 points first quarter lead. The Hornets were able to get inside and score easily. Robin Lopez had 10 points and Anthony Davis had 13.
But the Knicks stormed back in the second quarter, outpointing New Orleans 27-12. Anthony began to hist his groove, he ended with 27 points. Chris Copeland, who kept the team in it during the first quarter, scored 22 points on 15 shots.
The Hornets hung tight in the third quarter. Eric Gordon scored 22 points. But the balanced attack and efficient ball movement, the Knicks opened it up early in the fourth quarter. The Hornets couldn't threaten after that point. New York won 100-87. The Knicks are now 24-13.