Bad third quarter for Pelicans getting handled by Mavericks, who are on 16-2 run to take a 71-60 with 5:50 left in third quarter.
Pelicans struggling right now to get their offense going. They have missed seven consecutive shots.
Mavericks open third quarter on 9-2 run to take 64-60 lead vs Pelicans.
Pelicans made 9-of-17 3-pointers for 52.9 percent in first half.
Three of the Pelicans' final four shots were 3-pointers, which led to 58-55 halftime lead against Mavs.
Half: Pelicans 58, Mavs 55. Dallas losing despite 15 points from Rajon Rondo. Norris Cole leads NO with 13 off bench.
Pelicans have been outscored 30-12 in the paint with 42.8 seconds remaining before halftime.
Pelicans' interior defense not up to par right now. Mavs on 10-0 run to take 52-47 lead.
Tyreke Evans starts 6-0 run with 20-foot jumper. Pelicans regain lead against Mavs, 42-40 with 7:13 left in 2Q.
Pelicans trailing Mavericks, 39-36 with 8:52 remaining in 2Q.
Pelicans made 61 percent of their shots in 1Q; Mavericks made 68 percent.
Jimmer Fredette makes driving shot before first quarter ends - Pelicans cut Mavericks' lead to 32-31 at end of quarter.
End 1Q: Mavs 32, Pelicans 31. Rajon Rondo 13 points, Richard Jefferson 9 points. Seriously.
Pelicans' interior defense not strong in first quarter. Mavs have outscored Pelicans 14-4 in paint.
Pelicans trailing Mavericks, 17-15, with 5:44 remaining in 1Q.Mavs' Rajon Rondo has made 4-of-5 shots for 8 pts.
Pelicans better find a way to defend PG Rajon Rondo better. Driving through the lane at will.
Tyreke Evans matching the Pelicans' uniform color - he's scored seven of his team's first 10 points.
Pelicans wearing red for second straight night.
Pelicans 20-10 at home, 12-17 on road.
Pelicans on stretch of playing five games in seven days.
Big challenge for the Pelicans tonight. They got to start fast and defend. Need balanced scoring attack. Attack the boards.
Sarge James gets the start at center tonight for the Mavs. No smallball vs. Pelicans.
Pelicans snapped a nine-game losing streak losing to the Mavericks on Jan. 25 at the Smoothie King Center with a 109-106 victory.
The Mavericks are 20-2 all-time at home against the Pelicans in regular season.
Pelicans have won 5 straight, also did last March for longest streaks in post CP3 era. Haven't had longer win strk since 10 str. in Jan 2011
Pelicans' Tyreke Evans has scored in double figures in six consecutive games. He scored 22 points on Sunday night vs. Nuggets.
With a win over the Mavericks tonight, the Pelicans can move into a tie with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the eighth seed in West.
Tonight’s just-for-fun NBA picks: Warriors -5.5 Suns +1.5 Clippers -5 Pelicans +8
Mavericks' Chandler Parsons also set to miss tonight's game vs. Pelicans because of ankle injury
Pelicans will catch a break tonight with Mavericks center Tyson Chandler out because of a left hip flexor injury.
Monta Ellis cards for fans in Dallas. Pelicans vs. Mavericks at 7:30 p.m. Big game in Southwest Division: http://t.co/sRidUyRS4n