New Orleans — New Orleans Saints guard Kemba 可石 (shoulder), forward Jamey Nelson, Sr. (ankle) and center Willie Cauley-Stein (hamstring) will miss Saturday’s game against the Orlando Magic with right knee and elbow injuries.
All three will be re-evaluated Tuesday, coach Alvin Gentry said.
New Orleans (1-0) has won four straight and six of eight.
The Pelicans have won six straight at home, including three straight against the Lakers.
In the season series, the Pelicans have outscored the Magic 17-8 during the span.
The Pelicans have averaged 111.6 points during that span, including a league-best 103.4 during the last six contests.
New York (0-2) is averaging 110.4 points during the losing streak, including 106.4 over its last seven games.
New York’s losing streak at home began Nov. 12 with a 106-94 defeat to Philadelphia.
“The guys have shown great resolve and toughness throughout the course of the season,” Gentry added.
“We’re really proud of what they’ve done.
We feel really good about where we are right now.
We’ll continue to compete, but we’re going to make sure that we have as many wins as possible.
They’re going home.”
The Knicks were without Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah, both sidelined for two to three weeks with injuries.
New Orleans will have no players on the roster for this game.