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Pelicans announce they have waived Justin Hamilton
Pelicans have upgraded Anthony Davis' injury status to questionable for Wednesday's game against Pistons.
Pelicans are expected to waive former LSU forward Justin Hamilton, league sources vonfirm
Pels expected to sign Elliott Williams to 10 day contract
Monty Williams on NOLA effort in loss to Dallas: "I've got no complaints about our team tonight. The guys competed their tails off."
Pelicans' five-game winning streak ends after 102-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Pels summoned up energy late after Mavs pulled away in the 3rd. Pleased with effort tonight, pleased with this stretch of games. Recap soon
Norris Cole dove on floor (no surprise) and was a finger-nail from a steal, but Mavs end up getting a Dirk 3. Huge sequence. Dal 100-89
Two free throws by Monta Ellis extend Mavericks' lead to 95-87
Pelicans making a late push, going on 12-5 run to cut Mavericks' lead to 91-85
Dante Cunningham started 2-for-10 shooting, but this has been his quarter lately. Three buckets in 4Q. Dal 93-87 at 3:28
Cole just slipped an awesome bounce pass to a great cut by Tyreke. Down 6
Jen Hale says AD is close to returning to game action. Best thing I've seen/heard all night
Pelicans trailing Mavs 89-79 with 6:29 left to play
Dante Cunningham and sometimes Quincy Pondexter have done nice job keeping Dirk Nowitzki (11 pts) under wraps, but he hit big 3. Dal 87-76
Pels look dead. Down 14 with under 10 minutes to go
By the way, something I should have said earlier. The Pels are on the 2nd night of a back to back. They do look tired.
Didn't see enough adjustments made by the Pelicans in that third quarter.
Pelicans performed poorly in the third quarter - outscored 25-13 and surrendered a 16-0 run that allowed Mavericks to take control.
Babbitt pump fake is making a "triumphant" return tonight. Just ran out 3rd quarter clock
Mavericks have outscored the Pelicans 42-16 in the paint. Pelicans made 9 3-pointers in first half, 0 in third quarter.
Pelicans PG Norris Cole has scored six consecutive points now with 19.
Pelicans have now scored six straight to cut Mavericks' lead to 71-66.
Pelicans went just more than seven minutes without scoring before Tyreke Evans' jumper with 4:52 left in 3Q
Pels climbing back into the game. Ajinca big part of that. Just picked Ellis off dribble, Cole layup at other end
That was a marvelous defensive possession by Ajinca. Not something I say much.
Not sure if you can hear it on TV, but Mavs PA announcer tries to coax cheers from Dallas crowd on virtually every stoppage
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.
Evans eyes Jefferson as he runs floor in transition, lazily closes out, and reinforces every concern I have about his defense and awareness
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.
Pels pushing Dirk when he's screener
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.
Pels are up 3 at halftime. It has been an odd game for a lot of reasons.
Cole could've taken that shot but gave it to our best shooter instead. And EG nailed it, of course
Pelicans have been outscored 30-12 in the paint with 42.8 seconds remaining before halftime.
Alexis Ajinca has 10 points, fifth consecutive game scoring in double figures.
Pelicans' interior defense not up to par right now. Mavs on 10-0 run to take 52-47 lead.
Absolutely loving this 1H by Alexis Ajinca (10 pts, 5-6 FGs, 6 reb, 4 offensive boards). Had nowhere to go on a play, still dropped in layup
Tyreke Evans starts 6-0 run with 20-foot jumper. Pelicans regain lead against Mavs, 42-40 with 7:13 left in 2Q.
Norris Cole bringing a big jolt of energy again to the floor, racing past everyone for layup. Cole 8 pts in 11 minutes. NOLA 42-40 at 7:14
Timeout Dallas after an AA O Reb + finish and then a Cole coast to coast layup.
Pelicans trailing Mavericks, 39-36 with 8:52 remaining in 2Q.
Jimmer time should prob be over soon
Pelicans made 61 percent of their shots in 1Q; Mavericks made 68 percent.
Rajon Rondo (13 pts) with offensive explosion you probably don't expect and Mavs shot 68% in 1Q, but NOLA only trails 32-31. Bench 12 pts
Most confusing thing abt AA's O lately has been how he has thrown body into opponent in post on offense. Really good stretch for Frenchman
Jimmer Fredette makes driving shot before first quarter ends - Pelicans cut Mavericks' lead to 32-31 at end of quarter.
Ajinca's scoring is just on right now. He looks so confident
Alexis Ajinca has put in ton of work on game, including all summer in NOLA. Notice his textbook turnaround jumper on baseline. Dal 26-24
Alexis Ajinca enters and immediately makes impact by hitting his first two shots.
Worst thing Pels could do at this point is overreact to Rondo's fast start. Let him shoot.
Pelicans' interior defense not strong in first quarter. Mavs have outscored Pelicans 14-4 in paint.
Alexis Ajinca checks in and almost immediately gets a slam off an inbound play. Ajinca shooting 71% from field in his last 5 games
Rondo gambles, Cole makes him pay.
Pelicans trailing Mavericks, 17-15, with 5:44 remaining in 1Q.Mavs' Rajon Rondo has made 4-of-5 shots for 8 pts.
Tyreke Evans off to nice start, hitting two jumpers/scoring on driving layup, but picks up foul #2 on charge. Probably will sit. Dal 17-15
Tyreke Evans just got his second foul.
Pelicans better find a way to defend PG Rajon Rondo better. Driving through the lane at will.
That's red hot
Tyreke Evans matching the Pelicans' uniform color - he's scored seven of his team's first 10 points.
Tyreke off to a hot start. 7 early points
Pelicans wearing red for second straight night.
Pelicans 20-10 at home, 12-17 on road.
Mavs shorthanded, but pulling off a 3rd straight road W and a 6 game win streak would be very impressive w/ the absences the Pels have had
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.
OKC Thunder not playing tonight.
Tyreke Evans has scored at least 20 points in two of the three games vs. Mavericks this season.
Twelve of the last 18 regular-season meetings between Dallas and New Orleans have been decided by five points or less
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.