Pelicans vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Pelicans vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The New Orleans Pelicans (17-28) play against the New York Knicks (24-24) at Madison Square Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Thursday January 20, 2022

New Orleans Pelicans 102, New York Knicks 91 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

StatMuse @statmuse
Julius Randle tonight:
4 PTS
1-9 FG
-26 (worst on team)
The Knicks lost to the 17-28 Pelicans at home. pic.twitter.com/p0BEchYweK1:09 AM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
What a night for #Pelicans rookie guard Jose Alvarado in his native New York City pic.twitter.com/QzNXRD2Bau1:02 AM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Thur
Chris Duarte, 27 pts, 7 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl
Isaiah Jackson, 15 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl
Herb Jones, 11 pts, 4 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl
Jose Alvarado, 13 pts, 4 ast, 4 stl
Keifer Sykes, 10 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast – 1:02 AM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pels scored 10 baskets in the third quarter. Brandon Ingram had the assist/hockey assist on 7 of them. Highlights and commentary from Josh Hart on B.I. “making the right play.” pic.twitter.com/Nq14hht1Kn12:11 AM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“Just seeing my parents with my jerseys and all the folks that came out to see me, it means a lot… It’s a dream come true.”
Jose Alvarado’s postgame interview was AWESOME 🙏
(via @NBATV )
pic.twitter.com/V17SLTlHlC11:59 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Something for perspective. Despite a better record many Lakers fans/media are hating this season. They’ve said they had more fun with the baby Lakers who were bad. Enjoy moments like tonight with Jose Alvarado and all season with Herb Jones. There is a journey to all this as well – 11:47 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks have night to forget in loss to Pelicans
Poor shooting and technical fouls don’t get it done for the Knicks, who got four points and 1-for-9 effort accuracy the field from an angry Julius Randle. newsday.com/sports/basketb…11:41 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Brandon Ingram missed the 4th quarter against the Knicks with a sprained right ankle.
Sources told ESPN there are no plans to do an MRI at the moment and the Pels will see how his ankle feels when they get home before taking any further steps.
espn.com/nba/story/_/id…11:28 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Just a couple kids from Brooklyn
@AlvaradoJose15 @TracyMorgan pic.twitter.com/Hl0No78Bh411:18 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Jose Alvarado on the Pels broadcast after beating the Knicks at MSG pic.twitter.com/ILqSNmoJ5311:15 PM
Willy Hernangomez @willyhg94
Great TEAM W! Very happy for my hermano @AlvaradoJose15 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Let’s Go Pels!! 🏀 #WH11:12 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Jose Alvarado estimated he had 50 friends and family members at MSG. In a homecoming game, he showed out.
“I’ve been working my butt off, and finally it’s paying off,” Alvarado said. nola.com/sports/pelican…11:07 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
What a homecoming for @AlvaradoJose15 🙌
#WBD | @Gatorade pic.twitter.com/aTjKmimNy410:49 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Jose Alvarado with Jen Hale, discussing Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart purchasing extra tickets Alvarado needed for two games in his native NYC. Ingram also gave his jersey to Jose’s brother pic.twitter.com/Bajrr5p26S10:49 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks did not make Julius Randle available to media after the game. Seventh straight game Randle has not spoken to media postgame. He spoke to reporters after a practice during that time. – 10:47 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks say, “the team is not making Julius available.” That is the seventh straight game he has not spoken. – 10:47 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jose on Josh and B.I. helping him with tickets for his family and friends tonight 🙏 pic.twitter.com/9QBGkS6qn310:42 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Cheers to that 🍻
Celebrate the Pels win with $10 off your order of @MichelobULTRA which you use code PELICANS10 at https://t.co/UTkDgEDlk8! pic.twitter.com/QhCXB6Yqek10:38 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
RJ Barrett on the Knicks looking frustrated: “Losing is frustrating. I think if we didn’t feel like that, that’d be a problem. The spirit of wanting to win is good.” – 10:34 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Josh Hart said because of the boos from the Knicks fans, it felt like it was “6-on-5.”
Added that while the crowd wasn’t for the Pels, they weren’t for the Knicks and that gave them a boost. – 10:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“The NBA is a brotherhood,”
– Josh Hart on helping @AlvaradoJose15’s with tickets for tonight’s game pic.twitter.com/f9lnxmqVWC10:29 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Josh Hart joked that it felt like the Pels were playing “6-on-5” tonight bc the Knicks fans were so frustrated tonight.
“They weren’t on our side, but they weren’t on their side either.” – 10:27 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Jose Alvarado had himself a night in MSG! pic.twitter.com/4mjTZIuTP410:27 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Pelicans overwhelm Knicks in the paint en route to 102-91 road victory. Alvarado 13 pts, one of six Pels in double-digit scoring.
@PanzuraStorage postgame wrap via @Jim Eichenhofer: on.nba.com/33DkglN10:25 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Final stat leaders from tonight’s win at the Garden!
@Jonas Valanciunas 18 pts, 8/11 FGM, 10 reb, 2 ast
@Josh Hart 17 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast
@Brandon Ingram 15 pts, 6 ast, 5 reb
@Devonte4Graham 15 pts, 3 reb
@AlvaradoJose15 13 pts, 4 ast, 4 stl
#WBD | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/KrSUdtqvd210:23 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Floater game working tonight for Jose Alvarado (as was everything else) pic.twitter.com/yqB4T4dGMM10:20 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado’s career night in his first NBA game at MSG:
13 points (career-high)
4 assists
4 steals (career-high)
6-9 FG
1-2 3PT
20 minutes (career-high) – 10:20 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Julius Randle’s nightmarish night sinks #Knicks in loss to #Pelicans nypost.com/2022/01/20/jul…10:18 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Julius Randle scored just four points in ugly, ugly loss, but Thibs is not pointing fingers of blame at anyone. Said Thibs: “When things aren’t going our way, Julius is going to get a lot of the blame. It’s team game and we didn’t get into it with any one individual.” – 10:15 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Pelicans say Brandon Ingram suffered a right ankle sprain in tonight’s victory over the Knicks.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com10:12 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Julius Randle had 4 points against the Pelicans at home???
The Knicks are down horrendous. – 10:10 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“Jose was fantastic. The moment he entered the game…he changed it,” – Green pic.twitter.com/oRiSTOS85e10:09 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Willie Green says Brandon Ingram had a right ankle sprain and it was not an option to put him back in in the fourth quarter. Says he’ll be fully evaluated when they get back home. – 10:08 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Willie Green said Brandon Ingram is dealing with a right ankle sprain. Green said Ingram wasn’t able to sub back into the game. – 10:08 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“Gritty and gutsy win in the Garden,” – Coach Green pic.twitter.com/dGFRb3P6gP10:08 PM

Jeremy Woo @JeremyWoo
Awesome showing from rookie Jose Alvarado tonight (13 points, 4 assists, 4 steals), who’s gained a foothold in New Orleans’ rotation this month and is pretty much impossible not to root for. So fun to watch and has worked for everything. Plays as hard as anyone I’ve ever scouted. pic.twitter.com/yx3EZctzhT10:04 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Brandon Ingram gives his jersey to @AlvaradoJose15’s brother after the game 🙌
A lot of love for Jose and his fam tonight 👏 pic.twitter.com/izxb7GsBl010:02 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Back in his home city, rookie Jose Alvarado plays best game of his brief #NBA career, as #Pelicans overwhelm Knicks in the paint en route to 102-91 road victory. Alvarado 13 pts, one of six Pels in double-digit scoring. @PanzuraStorage postgame wrap: https://t.co/WY1QI0QhJv pic.twitter.com/bma5oenobd10:02 PM

New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (1/20 at NYK):
Willie Green
Jose Alvarado
Josh Hart – 10:02 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Knicks 22-24. Thoughts, with Roommate Katie. pic.twitter.com/Llot5xgutK10:02 PM

Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Didn’t want the Knicks game but looking at the box score and I see things are back to normal with them pic.twitter.com/u9XTAOOpFY10:00 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Headed home with the dub!
#WBD | @HancockWhitney pic.twitter.com/0QhQXr4aJO10:00 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado to Jen Hale in postgame right now:
“It’s like a dream come true. It’s crazy. I’m at the Garden and I won. And I’m doing an interview with you all. And my peoples are right there. You can’t make that up … I’m just so happy. You don’t understand how happy I am.” – 10:00 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Given circumstances, tonight was one of the worst losses of this Knicks season. NOP led comfortably for most of the game. Former Christ The King star Jose Alvarado hurt NYK all night off the bench. He had 13 points, 4 steals, 4 assists & helped quell late NYK comeback attempt – 10:00 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Pels 102, Knicks 91
– Alvarado: 13p, 4a, 4s
– JV: 18p, 10r
– Hart: 17p, 7r, 4a
– Graham: 15p (all 2H), 3r
– Ingram: 15p, 6a, 5r
– Herb: 11p, 4r, 4a, 3s
Pels: 50.0 FG%, 11/28 3P, 15/22 FT
Knicks: 37.7 FG%, 9/38 3P, 24/36 FT – 9:56 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans have had more impressive wins this season and definitely have played better 48-minute games, but not sure if they’ve had a more fun victory this season than that – 9:56 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans beat the Knicks 102-91. They finish the 3-game road trip with a much-needed victory, beating an Eastern Conference team on the road for just the second time in 10 games this season. Thank you Jose Alvarado!
13 points
4 assists
4 steals
6-9 FGA
In 20 minutes of action. – 9:56 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Final: Pelicans 102, Knicks 91.
Knicks drop their third straight game, fall to 22-24 on the season, 11th in the East.
• Robinson 17 & 15
• Barrett 17 & 6, -21
• Randle 4-7-6, 1-9 FGs, -26
• Valanciunas 18 & 10
• Hart 17-7-4
Knicks shoot 38-24-67. – 9:55 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Pelicans 102, Knicks 91
Great game for the hometown kid Jose Alvarado. 13 point, 4 assists, 4 steals off the bench.
New Orleans snaps a five-game road losing streak. – 9:55 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Final: Pelicans 102, Knicks 91
Valanciunas 18 pts & 10 rebs
Hart 17 pts & 7 rebs
Ingram 15 pts & 6 assts
Pels with an impressive win over the Knicks despite BI getting hurt in the 2nd half. Jose Alvarado also had a career night off the bench in his return home. Pels are 17-28. – 9:55 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Stat lines tonight:
Jose Alvarado:
13 points on 6-of-9 shooting
Julius Randle and Evan Fournier COMBINED:
10 points on 3-of-17 shooting
(Jose Alvarado is an undrafted 5-11 guard averaging 2.5 points in his NBA career.) – 9:54 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Pelicans all excited they finally get Herb Jones jerseys in stock only to realize they also have to get Jose Alvarado jerseys in the team store – 9:54 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Joel Meyers says on the broadcast that Josh Hart took care of tickets for Jose Alvarado’s family for the game in Brooklyn and Brandon Ingram paid for the tickets for tonight’s game at MSG. – 9:51 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
No lie. Jose Alvarado, who is on a two-way contract, has made the biggest impact in this game for the Pelicans. His play in this fourth quarter is going to be directly responsible for the Pels likely escaping with a win. – 9:51 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
I was going to lead with Brandon Ingram looking awesome and in command of the game. But this run Jose Alvarado is on is the bigger story so he’s gonna be the first segment – 9:49 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Man, Jose has been unbelievable. And he’s talking all kinds of shit to the Knicks crowd. – 9:49 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado is still in the game. He’s doing things. – 9:46 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
You know what, I don’t care what happens. Jose Alvarado has been awesome and I’m happy – 9:46 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Too much dribbling by Herb right there. Wow. Pelicans really trying to give this one away. Lead is down to 10 points, but it feels a lot closer with how poor New Orleans has been on the offensive end this quarter. – 9:45 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Knicks have suddenly made this one interesting down the stretch. They just cut the lead to 94-84 with 3:35 left.
Willie Green has held off on putting BI back in the game with his ankle issue. It’s gonna be a tough decision for him here with the offense struggling. – 9:44 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Brandon Ingram hasn’t checked back into the game for New Orleans.
Cameras showed him on the bench earlier without his shoe on his right foot. – 9:43 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks down 20+ points nearly the whole second half and there’s now four mins left in the game and their former top-10 pick Obi Toppin has zero FG attempts in 13 minutes of action – 9:42 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Please don’t make me delete a whole bunch of tweets, Pelicans – 9:42 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans lead has been trimmed to 17 points. But it’s still a healthy 17 points … and yet Garrett Temple sitting on a -9 plus-minus. – 9:34 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
The Knicks have just looked like an absolute disaster tonight – 9:30 PM
Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola
Instead of trying to upgrade the last two spots on the bench the Knicks should be the market for Ben Simmons. – 9:29 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Knicks down 81-57 after 3, bring out the Kiss Cam. pic.twitter.com/C2bWnKk2YE9:26 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks down 81-57 at end of 3Q
Knicks 100% deserving of the boos they heard in that embarrassing, putrid third quarter – 9:23 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pels hammered the Knicks 35-15 in the third quarter. Brandon Ingram *only* has 15 points, but he’s been excellent. Making the right play over and over. – 9:23 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through three quarters, the Pelicans lead the Knicks 81-57.
• Barrett 17 & 6
• Robinson 15 & 12
• Randle 4-7-6, 1-9 FGs
• Valanciunas 15 & 8
• Ingram 15-5-6
Pelicans win the third quarter 35-15. – 9:22 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Pelicans 81, Knicks 57
Ingram 15 pts & 6 assts
Valanciunas 15 pts & 8 rebs
Hart 14 pts & 6 rebs
Pels outscored the Knicks 35-15 in the quarter – 9:22 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Knicks and Knicks fans doing an excellent job of selling Zion on playing in MSG – 9:22 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Pelicans 81, Knicks 57 after three quarters. Doesn’t get much worse than this and the booing tonight has been ferocious – at Knicks and referees. – 9:21 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Please be okay, Brandon Ingram. His right ankle just bent awkwardly inwards. 🙏 – 9:19 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
BI looks like he may have tweaked his right ankle on the Quentin Grimes offensive foul. Pels trainers are checking on him by the bench. He’s trying to walk it off.
The Knicks are challenging the play and it’s also being reviewed for a possible flagrant foul. – 9:19 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
UP TOP ⬆️
#BrandonIngram x #NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/O9o46avzUO9:18 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Every Knicks possession is one action and then stagnation. Meanwhile, they’re letting Brandon Ingram completely control the game with his passing. It’s like going against practice dummies. – 9:18 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Antonio Daniels just straight LAUGHING after Jose Alvarado registers his third steal of the game.
🤣🤣🤣 – 9:18 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
3 steals for Jose Alvarado. He is a +15 off the bench – 9:18 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks are trying 3’s to get back in the game – they are 4-for-23 from 3. – 9:16 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Knicks fans chanting “Obi” while down 24 at home to a struggling Pelicans team. And the Garden colors are all wrong too? Seems like the type of game that prompts a trade. – 9:13 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Yes, Knicks fans are chanting “Obi!” They’ve been doing that a good amount lately, especially while displeased with what’s happening on the court – 9:13 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Herb puts the Pelicans up 21 on the Knicks! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/snhMijZLAw9:12 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Herb Jones 3-pointer! That’s six straight games with at least one 3 for the rookie — he’s been lights out from deep this month. – 9:11 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Heavy boos from the Knicks fans after that last turnover by Julius Randle – 9:09 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Not sure if there is a more emblematic representation of the Knicks’ performance tonight than a Herb Jones dunk with 2:07 left in the second quarter.
RJ Barrett nailed a 3 to tie it at 37. And the Pels got a dunk in transition seconds later. Off a made 3. – 9:07 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans are undefeated this season when Antonio wears a turtleneck and he obliges Joel’s request for a “clickety clack” on the air #Analytics9:06 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
This is a game where the Knicks really miss Derrick Rose. No pace, no poise. – 9:05 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Devonte Graham in the third quarter – 4/4 FG, 3/3, 3P, 1/1 FT, 12 points – 9:05 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Raymond Felton is at the Knicks game. Just got a big ovation from the fans. – 9:04 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
#BrandonIngram is dishin it 👀
6 dimes for B.I. so far
#NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/UQtCc8FZYQ9:03 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans have extended their lead to 17 points and Jose Alvarado is yet to play a single second in this second half. 😈 – 9:03 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Devonte’ and 1!
(Watch Jonas’ reaction 😀) pic.twitter.com/XfGlbWjkpp9:03 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Don’t let the lack of scoring fool you, Brandon Ingram is playing fantastic basketball in this game – 9:03 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram dealing in the pick and roll. – 9:02 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Everyone catch Josh Hart’s reaction after making that 3-pointer? Apparently he’s moved on from high-fiving himself to holding quick mini self-celebrations.
He’s the best. – 8:59 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Herb with the steal and dish to Josh 👏 pic.twitter.com/FRWqSMAWUL8:58 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Hit on another jump shot attempt. Brandon Ingram still not getting the respect he deserves from @OfficialNBARefs I see.
Pelicans up 53-43 on the Knicks and neither side is happy about this officiating lol – 8:54 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
The combination of good passing by #Pelicans and Jonas Valanciunas doing work to set up right at the rim has led to five baskets on the doorstep for him. Then he hits a three-pointer, part of nice 3Q start for NOLA – 8:54 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Kemba Walker had better be careful or he’s going to get his second tech. As Knicks go to timeout he’s pointing at officials and getting pulled back by Obi Toppin. – 8:53 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks were better when Twitter wasn’t working. – 8:53 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Jonas Valanciunas is not letting anyone steal his rebounds. – 8:53 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
What was the @Socios Top Moment of the First Half? – 8:50 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Which Knicks fan do you think Jose Alvarado was having a friendly conversation with after one of his first-half baskets? – 8:49 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
I know Julius Randle is all hot and bothered over the officiating tonight, picking up that needless technical after the first half ended. But Knicks have shot 19 free throws to the Pelicans’ 5. Knicks have missed 6 of them. – 8:48 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
She’s like the coolest person in here. Welcome, @maudeapatow!
📹 @DouglasElliman Celebrity Row pic.twitter.com/jmulttBhkU8:47 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
So, the Knicks ended the first half complaining like mad, but they shot 14 more free throws than the Pelicans … FOR A HALF. pic.twitter.com/RRdJ2og9bB8:45 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Two of #Pelicans 34 points in the paint. According to @BallySportsNO that’s tied for their most in a first half this season pic.twitter.com/I6ueEIaRXa8:42 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn
The #Knicks have taken 19 free throws and Pels have been called for 13 fouls to just 6 for the Knicks. But it’s the home team that is fuming at the officiating. A lot of pressure building within this team. – 8:42 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Fournier saved Randle from a second tech, trying to guide him from the officials and to the locker room. Randle angrily smacked Fournier’s arm away. Tech on Randle – will be shot at start of second half. – 8:42 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Pelicans 46, Knicks 42
Ingram 10 pts
Valanciunas 8 pts & 5 rebs
Alvarado 8 pts (career-high)
Pretty ugly 1st half from both teams, but Pels have managed to hold on to a lead most of the way. Gonna be interesting to see how much Graham can go in the 2nd half – 8:38 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Pels 46, Knicks 42
– Ingram: 10p, 2r, 2a
– JV: 8p, 5r, 2b
– Jose: 8p, 2s, 2a, 4/5 FG
– Graham: 0/7 FG, 0/4 3P
Pels: 50.0 FG%, 2/13 3P, 2/5 FT
Knicks: 34.2 FG%, 3/14 3P, 13/19 FT – 8:37 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Denied! 👋
#JonasValančiūnas | #NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/oKE95eeF2g8:35 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
That spin move 🌪
#BrandonIngram x #NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/Q3CI3nd2Tf8:34 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Two egregious no-calls by the refs are followed by a tech on Kemba Walker. The refs have been a little rough so far in this one. – 8:33 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Josh Hart just did a Hulk Hogan with his jersey. Good news it’s almost halftime for the Pelicans in New York. pic.twitter.com/QtnZ9erQux8:31 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado comes in for Devonte’ Graham with 2 minutes left in the half.
Graham, who came into the game with left ankle soreness, is 0-7 from the field, 0-3 on 3s. – 8:30 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
As Walt Frazier probably put it on Knicks TV, New York has been the “beneficiary” of a few of their own airball jumpers tonight. Tough to defensive rebound sometimes when the ball doesn’t hit the rim – 8:20 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Brooklyn-born Jose Alvarado is talking his talk in the Garden. He’s got 6 points, 2 steals and 2 assists in his first 6 minutes. – 8:12 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
The effort/energy/hunger discrepancy between the Knicks and their opponents has been so devastatingly obvious – 8:12 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
NYC native Jose Alvarado was ready for his first game as a pro at the Garden. Steals the inbounds pass and lays it up. He’s got 6 points early. – 8:10 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Pelicans backup guard Jose Alvarado, out of Brooklyn, just swiped the ball from Immanuel Quickley, drove in for a breakaway layup to give Pelicans a 33-20 cushion. The Knicks are hearing it from the crowd – as Marv would say. – 8:10 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
There’s that man again. Jose Alvarado comes up with his second steal and notches another bucket. He’s up to 6 points, 2 assists and 2 steals in 6 minutes.
AND he’s now jawing with the fans at MSG! How can you not love him?! – 8:09 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Jose Alvarado is awesome and I love him talking trash – 8:09 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Lot of boos coming down at MSG right now for the home team and it’s not Randle. It’s the whole team – and the second unit is on now and just handed off a simple turnover (Burks lazy inbound) and are down 33-20. – 8:09 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Strong start for the Pels 💪 #WBD pic.twitter.com/yx28JaiSk88:06 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks down 27-17 after 1Q.
Ugly, disjointed, uninspired effort from New York in the first quarter – 8:04 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
yep, Ju is gonna find the open man
📊 5 AST through the quarter pic.twitter.com/Yh9B7k4YWv8:04 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through one quarter, the Pelicans lead the Knicks 27-19.
• Robinson 6 & 2
• Randle 0-2-5
• Hayes 6 pts – 8:04 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
“He’s growing”: Thibodeau comments on Mitchell Robinson’s new crossover as longest-tenured Knick making strides #NBA #Knicks nypost.com/2022/01/20/kni…8:04 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Pelicans 27, Knicks 19
Hayes 6 pts
Ingram 5 pts
Hart 4 pts & 3 rebs – 8:04 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
What a hustle play by Jose Alvarado, taking advantage of three stationary Knicks to pick up ball and get a layup. We’ve seen him do that multiple times lately, where guys are standing around watching the ball as he grabs it – 8:01 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
The Brooklyn native @AlvaradoJose15 with the reverse! 💪 pic.twitter.com/vXqJAP7hNB8:01 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado is doing Jose Alvarado things already – 8:01 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado just Steve Nash’d the Knicks for his first bucket of the game. – 7:58 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
The @NovaMBB legend himself 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/EVBrin3tAe7:51 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Back-to-back 3s for the Pelicans gives them a 12-4 lead over the Knicks halfway through the first quarter. – 7:49 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Series of former teammates in this matchup of starting lineups. Kemba and Graham played a season together in Charlotte. Hart, Ingram and Randle are ex-Lakers – 7:48 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans starters: Graham, Hart, Ingram, Jones, Valanciunas
Knicks starters: Walker, Fournier, Barrett, Randle, Robinson – 7:27 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Y’all ready for Knicks basketball!? pic.twitter.com/dCSstFj7UB7:25 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Same starting five for the Knicks tonight – Walker, Randle, Barrett, Fournier and Robinson. – 7:08 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters tonight:
Devonte’ Graham
Josh Hart
Brandon Ingram
Herb Jones
Jonas Valanciunas
Graham is good to go after coming into the game questionable with left ankle soreness. – 7:02 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Knicks starters:
Kemba Walker
Evan Fournier
RJ Barrett
Julius Randle
Mitchell Robinson – 7:01 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Kemba Walker is in the lineup and starting again tonight for the Knicks, team says. – 7:00 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
The first five. Let’s get it. pic.twitter.com/UV2pOUuZ3n7:00 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn
The best element of the alternative #Knicks floor is something almost everyone can’t see: the retired numbers down the sideline in front of celebrity row. pic.twitter.com/bUv9eqrUNQ6:59 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Almost game time! Follow along on the official Pelicans app presented by @Verizon 🤳 pic.twitter.com/N39g87dd2w6:52 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Let’s go! 5️⃣
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/bjRGcqMs4E6:45 PM

New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Devonte’ Graham (left ankle soreness) is available for tonight’s game in New York – 6:44 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Head to the home page of the Pelicans app to play our predictive trivia game, Pelicans Pick N’ Roll, for a shot at a $200 team shop gift card courtesy of @CaesarsRewards! 💰
Download the app: https://t.co/2LbNOG6ixX pic.twitter.com/1UN31MzpHA6:32 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
On-site and locked in.
#NewYorkForever x #UltraDrip pic.twitter.com/ZgInt07aLG6:25 PM

Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
The Pelicans are out of town all week, so if you’re looking to get out of the cold and watch some hoops, I recommend heading to the Lakefront.
@UNOPrivateers play tonight at 7 and Saturday at 4.
If you tell @CoachSless you listen to @polkandkush he will give you $1 million. pic.twitter.com/AoknTibNB36:23 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Tom Thibodeau called Herb Jones “a terrific basketball player.”
Rookie’s offensive numbers have crept up recently. Jones is averaging 14.4 points (53.8% FG) (45.7% 3, 3.2 attempts) since Dec. 26. Scored in double figures in 10 of 11 games. – 6:11 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Devonte’ Graham’s status is still uncertain for tonight’s game at New York. He was listed as questionable. Willie Green said Graham will warm up and a decision will be made. Graham has started every game since Nov. 24 – 6:07 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Still not feeling good but gonna try and record a podcast after tonight’s game. Beating the Knicks is always enjoyable – 6:07 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Devonte Graham will go out and warm up and he’ll see if he can go after that, Willie Green says.
Graham is questionable. – 6:02 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Tom Thibodeau on #Pelicans rookie starting forward: “Herb Jones is a terrific basketball player. (For) people that don’t know him well, he’s very, very good.” – 5:50 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Tom Thibodeau on #Pelicans: “Valanciunas and Ingram are very dynamic players. Valanciunas has evolved, adding the 3 and he’s always been a load in the post, very skilled. Ingram is special. A guy we can’t overlook is Hart. He’s a tough matchup, a physical player.” – 5:49 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Thibodeau said Cam Reddish will play “any day now.” – 5:47 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Tom Thibodeau says Cam Reddish is “pretty close” to returning but still no specific timetable on when he could be back from the ankel injury. – 5:47 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Tom Thibodeau says Herb Jones is a terrific basketball player. Says people who don’t know will know soon. – 5:46 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Steppin’ out 🌃
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/SI4plFdO1q5:46 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
New York’s Tom Thibodeau confirms Noel, Reddish and Arcidiacono won’t play vs. #Pelicans5:46 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Nerlens Noel (sore left knee) is out tonight against the Pelicans, Tom Thibodeau says. Reddish still out, too. – 5:45 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Nerlens is out again. Reddish still out. – 5:44 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Since @FDSportsbook is moving the line one point in favor of New York for every 500 users who bet it, the odds of you making money are … well, guaranteed. The spread is currently: +204.5.
Don’t miss out on free money. Make the bet: https://t.co/bUKxKksBfI pic.twitter.com/y24GPAWlNl5:13 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Keys to tonight’s game vs. NYK! (via @Jim Eichenhofer) ⬇️
▪️ Pelicans only averaging 99.3 points in last three away games
▪️ Knicks scored 60-plus points in both halves of win in NOLA
▪️ Duke products Ingram, Barrett vital to offenses of Pels, NYK
#WBD | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/f65ts6XtLU5:06 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Here’s another reminder to vote @Jonas Valanciunas into the #NBAAllStar game! ✨
Get to retweeting! pic.twitter.com/BPS1AjGJIG4:00 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Which #Pelicans player will most exceed season average in three-pointers made tonight at NY? @dsallerson picks Hart (1.0); I take Jones (0.7); @ErinESummers = Ingram (1.6). #ThursdayThrees standings: ES 2, DS 1, JE 0, Fans 0. We can only pick same player once in first 4 Thur. gms – 3:57 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
One day away from our next live Blood in the Garden event: A book talk tomorrow at 7 PM EST with die-hard Knicks fans @THEKIDMERO and @sepinwall on @TalkShopLive. Can watch the virtual talk—and order a signed copy—right here. Don’t miss it! talkshop.live/watch/8ir6Vdgl…2:52 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
“Bottom line: I just don’t trust that body”: Zion-less Pelicans in house tonight begging question of whether #Knicks should reunite Duke Big 3 #NBA @DukeMBB nypost.com/2022/01/20/pur…2:32 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Today is a two-for-one day!
RT to help get @Brandon Ingram into the #NBAAllStar game! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/DWc3XO6bsc2:31 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Check out all the photos from Josh Hart’s jersey retirement ceremony at Villanova last night 📸
See more: https://t.co/EDd578aygO pic.twitter.com/6qLyWb6InQ2:05 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1988, the Sonics’ Xavier McDaniel established career highs for points (41), rebounds (19), and steals (6) in a win over the Knicks.
He’s the only player to record at least 40p/15r/5s in a game for the franchise since the NBA started tracking steals in 1973-74. pic.twitter.com/qxnw5Nk9iw2:01 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
What it’s like locking in on RJ for a full sequence 📹
@RjBarrett6 x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/kZGH9W3uqu2:00 PM

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