The New Orleans Pelicans (10-8) head on the road to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks (5-14) in a Friday night matchup. The game takes place at 7:30 PM ET. New Orleans has struggled away from home with a 2-7 record, and New York is just 2-6 when home.

The Pelicans had won three in a row before falling on Wednesday by the slimmest of margins to the Philadelphia 76ers by the score of 121-120. Anthony Davis had a chance to tie it with two seconds left with three free throws, but after making the first two, he missed the third.

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Jrue Holiday and E’Twaun Moore both led the team with 30 points.

The Knicks finally put an end to a six-game losing streak with a 117-109 victory against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. According to ESPN, they helped force Boston to miss their initial 10 three-point tries and 14 of their first 15. Trey Burke had yet another impressive game finishing with 29 points and 11 assists off the bench.

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Injuries for both teams

Pelicans: Out - Elfrid Payton (finger)

Knicks: Out - Kristaps Porzingis (knee), Lance Thomas (knee), Questionable - Courtney Lee (neck)

Projected starting lineups for both teams

Pelicans: PG - Jrue Holiday, SG - E’Twaun Moore, SF - Wesley Johnson, PF - Nikola Mirotic, C - Anthony Davis

Knicks: PG - Emmanuel Mudiay, SG - Tim Hardaway Jr., SF - Mario Hezonja, PF - Noah Vonleh, C - Enes Kanter

Pelicans/Knicks stat leaders

Pelicans: Scoring - Anthony Davis 26.6, Rebounding - Anthony Davis 12.7, Assists - Jrue Holiday 9.3

Knicks: Scoring - Tim Hardaway Jr.

24.2, Rebounding - Enes Kanter 11.3, Assists - Trey Burke 3.7

What to know prior to Friday night's game

New York held a 111-100 lead over the Pelicans with 7:22 left in the fourth quarter in New Orleans on November 16. They were outscored 29-13 the rest of the way as the Pelicans executed the come-from-behind victory.

After not receiving any action in three games of a four-outing stretch, Trey Burke has looked incredible in New York’s last four games.

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During that stretch, he is averaging 25.8 points on 58.8 percent shooting from the field and 45 percent from three-point range.

In an era of three-point shooting, both teams do a lot of their work from inside the three-point arc. The Pelicans are third in the NBA scoring 58.3 percent of their points from two-point range, and the Knicks rank 10th as 56.2 percent of their points have come on two-point shots.

It has been nearly a month since the Knicks have won a game at home. Their last victory at Madison Square Garden came on October 29 against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Pelicans/Knicks history in the regular season

According to Land of Basketball, the Pelicans (formerly the New Orleans Hornets) and Knicks have met 35 times in the regular season. New Orleans has come out on top in 19 of those meetings.

The Pelicans have won the last two and five of their last six outings against the Knicks including a 129-124 win on November 16. New Orleans has also won the last two times they have met in Madison Square Garden.

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