Once Anthony Davis went down, Ryan Anderson stepped up to keep the New York Knicks on their losing ways.
Anderson made seven 3-pointers and scored 31 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame Davis’s loss to a broken left hand to hand the host Knicks their ninth straight loss, 103-99, on Sunday night.
Tyreke Evans added 24 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as the Pelicans sent the Knicks to their seventh straight home loss.
The Pelicans, now 8-8, are last in the NBA’s Southwest Division but would be in first place in the Atlantic. Toronto currently is atop the standings at 6-10 — and the last-place Knicks (3-13) are only three games back.
Davis had 7 points and four rebounds in the first quarter before leaving with what the Pelicans said was a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. The team said a timetable for his return has not been determined.
Carmelo Anthony finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. had a career-high 21 points for the Knicks, who haven’t won at home since beating Milwaukee on Oct. 30 in their season opener.
‘‘Nine straight, eight straight, whatever we lost, we just can’t seem to get it together,’’ Anthony said. ‘‘Can’t seem to figure it out, but we have to. We don’t have no choice but to figure this out.’’
Pacers 105, Clippers 100 — David West scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter and grabbed 12 rebounds, Paul George had 27 points, and Indiana improved its best start in franchise history to 16-1 with a victory in Los Angeles.
Roy Hibbert added 19 points to the Pacers’ seventh straight win.
Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 20 points. Chris Paul had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Blake Griffin scored 16 and pulled down 12 rebounds — equaling teammate DeAndre Jordan’s total.
Thunder 113, Timberwolves 103 — Kevin Durant recorded his first triple-double of the season with 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists, as Oklahoma City rallied for yet another fourth-quarter win, beating Minnesota.
Durant also added four blocked shots and four steals. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first NBA player to record 30 or more points, 10 or more rebounds, 12 or more assists, 4 or more steals, and 4 or more blocks in the same game since blocks and steals became official NBA stats during the 1973-74 season.
Kevin Martin led the Timberwolves with 24 points, while Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Golden State 115, Kings 113 — Stephen Curry made two free throws with 8.6 seconds left and had 12 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, helping Golden State beat Sacramento.
Curry made five 3-pointers and also added 10 assists for the Warriors, who had lost two straight and five of six.
Klay Thompson connected on a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points for Golden State.
Heat 99, Bobcats 98 — Chris Bosh scored 13 straight points for Miami in the final minutes, including a trio of 3-pointers that capped a late rally, and host Miami found a way to beat Charlotte to extend its winning streak to 10.
Bosh’s three 3s came in a 79-second span, the last of them putting Miami up 93-91 with 1:20 left.
LeBron James led the Heat with 26 points, Bosh finished with 22 and Dwyane Wade scored 17 for Miami, which has beaten the Bobcats 14 straight times.
Kemba Walker scored 27 points for the Bobcats, who had led the entire second half until Bosh’s barrage. Gerald Henderson scored 17, and Al Jefferson finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds for Charlotte.
Pistons 115, 76ers 100 — Andre Drummond had 31 points and 19 rebounds for host Detroit.
Drummond was limited to 34 minutes, but he still became the first player to have at least 31 points, 19 rebounds, and 6 steals in a game since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1990. He set career highs in all three categories, two days after Maurice Cheeks left him on the bench for the last 21 minutes of Detroit’s loss to the Lakers.
Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith added 20 points each for the Pistons, while Thaddeus Young had 24 for Philadelphia before fouling out.
Trail Blazers 114, Lakers 108 — LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and nine rebounds, and Portland blew most of a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on to beat host Los Angeles for its 12th victory in 13 games.
Damian Lillard had 26 points and nine assists, and Wesley Matthews scored 17 points for the Blazers, whose 11-game winning streak ended four days earlier in Phoenix.
Nuggets 112, Raptors 98 — Nate Robinson led host Denver with 23 points off the bench, hitting five 3-pointers, including back-to-back shots from beyond the arc with just over two minutes to go, as the Nuggets coasted to their sixth straight win.