How to watch Knicks vs. Pelicans: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Thursday’s NBA game

Through 3 Quarters

The point spread is against the New Orleans Pelicans, but thus far the points are on their side. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the New York Knicks 81-57 three quarters in.

New Orleans has been relying on center Jonas Valanciunas, who has 15 points in addition to eight boards and two blocks, and shooting guard Josh Hart, who has 14 points along with six rebounds. Hart does need to be careful, however, as he is in foul trouble with four.

New York has been led by center Mitchell Robinson, who so far has dropped a double-double on 15 points and 12 rebounds.

The Pelicans’ lead is tied with the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.

Who’s Playing

New Orleans @ New York

Current Records: New Orleans 16-28; New York 22-23

What to Know

The New Orleans Pelicans haven’t won a matchup against the New York Knicks since Jan. 10 of 2020, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Thursday. The Pelicans will hit the road for the third straight game as they head to Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m. ET. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.

The game between New Orleans and the Boston Celtics on Monday was not a total blowout, but with New Orleans falling 104-92 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Despite the loss, New Orleans got a solid performance out of center Jonas Valanciunas, who posted a double-double on 22 points and 14 rebounds.

Meanwhile, New York was close but no cigar on Tuesday as they fell 112-110 to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Small forward R.J. Barrett had a pretty forgettable game, picking up four fouls and turning the ball over seven times en route to a 17-point finish.

New Orleans is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money on New Orleans’ opponents whenever they hit the road.

The losses put the Pelicans at 16-28 and the Knicks at 22-23. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: New Orleans has only been able to knock down 43.70% percent of their shots, which is the fifth lowest field goal percentage in the league. New York’s defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.90%, which places them fourth in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
  • TV: Bally Sports – New Orleans
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $119.70


The Knicks are a 4.5-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Knicks, as the game opened with the Knicks as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

New York and New Orleans both have six wins in their last 12 games.

  • Oct 30, 2021 – New York 123 vs. New Orleans 117
  • Apr 18, 2021 – New York 122 vs. New Orleans 112
  • Apr 14, 2021 – New York 116 vs. New Orleans 106
  • Jan 10, 2020 – New Orleans 123 vs. New York 111
  • Nov 23, 2018 – New York 114 vs. New Orleans 109
  • Nov 16, 2018 – New Orleans 129 vs. New York 124
  • Jan 14, 2018 – New Orleans 123 vs. New York 118
  • Dec 30, 2017 – New York 105 vs. New Orleans 103
  • Jan 09, 2017 – New Orleans 110 vs. New York 96
  • Dec 30, 2016 – New Orleans 104 vs. New York 92
  • Mar 28, 2016 – New Orleans 99 vs. New York 91
  • Nov 15, 2015 – New York 95 vs. New Orleans 87

Injury Report for New York

  • Luka Samanic: Game-Time Decision (Heel)
  • Nerlens Noel: Out (Knee)
  • Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Ankle)
  • Cam Reddish: Out (Ankle)
  • Derrick Rose: Out (Ankle)

Injury Report for New Orleans

  • Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)
  • Kira Lewis Jr.: Out for the Season (Knee)

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