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Pelicans made 56.5 percent of their shots in the first quarter.They also outscored the 76ers 20-10 in the paint.
John Salmons enters game, his first playing time since Jan. 12 at Boston. Salmons had DNP in previous 7 games. NOLA 30-19 end 1Q
Pelicans leading 76ers, 30-19, at end of first quarter.
This is more like it. At end of 1Q: Pelicans 30, 76ers 19.
Pelicans keep playing like this - everyone might get some action tonight.
Davis is putting on a show tonight.
Monty Williams switching up his rotation - John Salmons about to enter.
Anthony Davis already with 10 points with a block and steal in 10 minutes.
Anthony Davis gradually working his way into games offensively lately, but has 10 quick pts in 10 minutes. NOLA 24-17 at 2:10. Tyreke 6 ast
Davis catches, pivots to face up Henry Sims, blows by for the basket and the foul. Rolling.
Anthony Davis just made a forceful one-handed slam that definitely will be a game highlight
One of the best Anthony Davis dunks of the season - which is saying something - comes on one-handed alley oop dunk (assist Tyreke)
6 assists now, after an amazing alley oop to Davis. JUST THROW IT UP
Tyreke with 5 early assists.
AD dribble drives, finishes on Noel. Next possession, finds his block, calls for ball immediately. Feed that man.
Pelicans off to better start against the 76ers than they had 10 days ago in Philadelphia. They are shooting at 53.8 percent and lead 15-12.
76ers double Evans in corner, Cunningham flashes, winds up scoring. Heads up play.
Lots of Gordon ball-handling early on dribble hand-offs and P/Rs. Dumps it to Asik for a layup.
Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel are matched against each other tonight. Noel was said to be excited about playing against A.D. Let's see.
Plenty of empty seats inside the Smoothie King Center for the start of Pelicans game vs. 76ers.
Pelicans have not had a home back-to-back set on consecutive nights since the lockout shortened 2011-12 season. That season they had three
Pelicans are averaging 47.5 points in the paint, which is the second most in the NBA. Memphis leads with a 47.7 point average.
Starting lineups for Sixers-Pelicans, complete with a nifty Ben Franklin dribbling logo: http://t.co/oIUZoBAUFE
Tonight's officials: crew chief Ed Malloy, Mitchell Ervin, Brian Forte.
Pelicans starters: PG Evans, SG Gordon, SF Cunningham, PF Davis, C Asik
Anthony Davis said he doesn't know the courtside fan he hugged after buzzer: "The guy just opened his arms...he was like 'Give me a hug!' "
Pondexter on Ant. Davis: "It’s amazing that he’s so young and still has so much more improvement to get. I’m happy as hell I’m on his team."
Quincy Pondexter on atmosphere in arena tonight: "Amazing, amazing, amazing... It brought back a lot of memories from my rookie year here."
Dirk Nowitzki on critical Dallas inbound pass picked off by Anthony Davis: "It's hard to lob it over one of the longest guys in the NBA."
Anthony Davis line of 28 points/10 rebounds/5 steals only 2nd time in franchise history someone has done that (Chris Paul was other)
Anthony Davis help the Pelicans end nine-game losing streak against Mavericks, 109-106.
Great win, probably the most exciting of the season at home. Anthony Davis fired up after that one, high-fives courtside fans
Pelicans beat Mavs 109-106. Smoothie King Center erupts. For the first time this season, Pels have won 3 games in a row.
Mavs have no timeouts left after Anthony Davis shoots these free throws, according to board
I said earlier don't be careless throwing passes with Anthony Davis in the vicinity. HUGE steal of inbound pass by AD and calls timeout. Wow
Pelicans going with a defensive lineup of Evans, Pondexter, Cunningham, Davis, Asik.
Officials reviewing; could just be a clock issue. There's 12.3 showing.
What a great game. Monta Ellis finishes another layup to give him 36 pts and put Mavs up 106-105 with 12 seconds left
Rondo makes Mavs extremely dangerous in these situations.
Tyreke Evans' driving shot gives Pelicans 105-104 lead with 23.4 seconds remaining.
Mavs leading 104-103 with 34.5 seconds left on layup by Monta Ellis.
Big 3-pointer by Eric Gordon ties the score at 102 with 1:33 remaining.
Mavericks surging behind Monta Ellis, takes 99-97 lead against Pelicans with 4:33 to play.
Pelicans are leading Mavs 96-88 with 8:58 to play.