4 Facts to Know for Knicks-Pelicans

The Knicks are back at The Garden today for an early matchup against the Pelicans.

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1 The Last Time They Met ...

The Knicks will be looking to sweep the season series today after beating the Pelicans in the final game of 2017 back on Dec. 30.

New York rallied in the fourth quarter to win, 105-103, in the Big Easy.

2 Welcome Back, Timmy

Alan Hahn and Wally Szczerbiak analyze Tim Hardaway Jr.'s efficient performance in his return to the hardwood and Kristaps Porzingis off-night.

The Knicks lost Friday night in Minnesota, but they did have Tim Hardaway Jr. return to the lineup after the guard missed the previous 20 games.

In 24 minutes, Hardaway scored 16 points and shot 4-for-8 from three-point range.

[Robbins: Can Hardaway Get Knicks Back On Track]

3 Enes the Menace

Enes Kanter continues to be a force in the paint for the Knicks and recorded a double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds) in Friday’s loss to Minnesota.

Kanter is averaging 13.1 points per game and 10.1 rebounds.

4 A Dual Threat

The Knicks have a tall task ahead of them today, as they take on Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.

Both players are coming off strong performances for the Pelicans in their last contest. Davis scored a game-high 36 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in New Orleans’ win over Portland Friday. Cousins recorded 24 points and gathered in a game-high 19 rebounds.