New Orleans Pelicans (6-18, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (11-9, fourth in the Western Conference)Dallas; Friday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Doncic is currently eighth in the league averaging 25.6 points per game.The Mavericks are 9-4 in Western Conference games. Dallas has a 2-0 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.The Pelicans are 5-10 in conference play. New Orleans ranks ninth in the NBA scor
Luka Doncic recorded 28 points (11-16 FG), along with four rebounds and 14 assists in 27 minutes of play for the Mavericks as they defeated the Pelicans, 139-107. Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks in the victory, while Brandon Ingram tallied a game-high 29 points for the Pelicans in the losing effort. The Mavericks improve to 11-9 on the season, while the Pelicans fall to 6-18.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 18 of his team-high 28 points in the first quarter and dished out 14 assists in 27 minutes to power the Dallas Mavericks to a 139-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Doncic went 7 of 8 from the floor in the Mavericks' 41-point first quarter — their highest-scoring period of the season. Dallas shot 73% from the floor (16 of 22) in the period and finished 57 of 83 for the game (69%), their hottest shooting game of the season. Kristaps Porzingis