Nakia Hogan

Halftime: Pelicans 61, Mavs 56

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis is playing like a Seahawks defensive back out there tonight, picking off crosscourt passes. Can't be careless with him roaming

Jim Eichenhofer

Dirk Nowitzki has taken 8 free throws in 1H, maybe all while shooting a jumper. #Pelicans trying to contest his shot but too close for refs

Jim Eichenhofer

Outstanding hustle play by Dante Cunningham to run length of floor and knock ball away from Parsons. AD grabs ball and hits 2 free throws

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans now in FT bonus final 4:01 2Q.

John Reid

Ryan Anderson drilling shots already with 15 points in 11 minutes. He's made 5-of-6 shots.

Jim Eichenhofer

Ryan Anderson (14 pts, 5-6 FGs, 4-4 FTs) on a tear right now, as he's been known to do in @SmoothieKingCtr all season. NOLA 47-42

Jimmy Smith

Another time out for #Mavs after that @Ryan Anderson 3; Anderson now with 15 in 12 minutes, #Pelicans up 47-42.

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis everywhere on D. Had a play where he nearly stole Ellis pass, then stole Jefferson pass on other side of court 3 seconds later

Jimmy Smith

#Mavs in FT bonus final 5:01 2Q.

Jason Calmes

Great defensive awareness and hustle by @Anthony Davis

Jimmy Smith

RIck Carlisle calls a 20-sec. timeout to try to break #Pelicans' quick burst of momentum.

John Reid

Pelicans regain lead at 42-40 on Tyreke Evans' reverse layup.

John Reid

Ryan Anderson's two free throws ties score at 40.

John Reid

Tyreke Evans and Anthony Davis both scoreless in second quarter.

Nakia Hogan

Mavs leading Pelicans 40-38 with 5:52 to play in 2Q.

Jim Eichenhofer

What a great flying block by Nate Wolters on a J.J Barea jumper. Wolters' 1st block of the season (w/NOLA or Bucks). Dal 40-38 mid 2Q

John Reid

Mavericks on 16-9 run in second quarter.

John Reid

Mavericks take first lead of game 36-34.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans' 10-PT lead now gone; #Mavs up 36-34.

John Reid

Don't understand this defensive switch with Eric Gordon getting caught to defend Dirk Nowitzki.

Jimmy Smith

That's the second or third time tonight that #Pelicans' switches have left @Eric Gordon on @Dirk Nowitzki. Gordon gets foul there, Dirk FTs.

John Reid

Ryan Anderson looking like so far he's regained his shooting rhythm.

John Reid

Dante Cunningham was the only other Pelicans' starter besides Evans and Davis to score in first quarter.

Jason Calmes

Double pick and roll involving @Tyreke Evans @Anthony Davis @Ryan Anderson got a good look. Look to see more of that as the game continues.

John Reid

It's been all Tyreke Evans and Anthony Davis - Pelicans going to need more contributors. Among starters, Evans and Davis scored 18 of 20 pts

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans started game 7/10 from field, went 2//11 rest of the way, 9/21 and 43 percent.

Jason Calmes

Congrats to @Ryan Anderson for getting his 5,000 point.

John Reid

Hard fought game so far- Pelicans leading Mavericks 25-22.

Nakia Hogan

At end of 1Q: Pelicans 25, Mavs 22.

Jimmy Smith

End 1Q, #Pelicans 25, #Mavs 22; NOLA was up 10 at one point.

Jason Calmes

Dallas is doubling @Anthony Davis every time he touches the ball by the baseline. #Pelicans

Nakia Hogan

The Mavs are aggressively doubling Anthony Davis to get the ball out of his hands. Davis will have to be a good passer tonight.

Jimmy Smith

#Mavs are blitzing @Anthony Davis with a double-team almost every time he touches the ball.

John Reid

Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans have combined to score 16 of the Pelicans' first 18 points.

Jimmy Smith

Time out #Pelicans, leading #Mavs 18-12 with 4:04 1Q.

John Reid

Pelicans doing good job getting Anthony Davis involved early in the game.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans are running after nearly every Mavs miss. Pelicans lead Mavs 18-8 with 5:53 to play in 1Q.

Jim Eichenhofer

Big-time energy by #Pelicans and Anthony Davis (9 pts, 3-5 FGs) to open game, causing Mavs timeout. NOLA 18-8 mid 1Q

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans 7/10, 70 percent, to #Mavs' 3/8, 37.5 so far.

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis defensive versatility: On last Mavs possession, he chased Dirk around two screens, then guarded Rondo and forced wild miss

Nakia Hogan

Dirk Nowitzki has picked up his second foul. Al-Farouq Aminu checks in for Mavs.

Jimmy Smith

#Mavs Dirk Nowitzki picks up PF2 with 7:24 1Q.

John Reid

It's early, but Pelicans' Tyreke Evans having his way against Mavericks on drives to the basket.

Jimmy Smith

#Mavs Rajon Rondo seems to be having no difficulty driving the lane tonight vs. #Pelicans.

Jimmy Smith

Appears as though the shot-clock problem is solved. Stay tuned.

John Reid

Delay was caused by 24-second shot clock won't stop running when the official clock is off. Apparently problem is fixed.

Nakia Hogan

Ok. Shot clock is fixed. Back to the game.

Nakia Hogan

Apparently, the refs are telling the P.A. announcer to count down the shot clock over the microphone when the clock gets to 10. Interesting.

John Reid

Official timeout because of a shot-clock problem.

Jimmy Smith

Officials are taking a time out to try and sort out this clock issue. Cue Jeopardy theme.

Nakia Hogan

Game has gone into a timeout because of problem with shot clock.

Jim Eichenhofer

Apparently having some technical issues with the shot clock, the reason for delay. #Pelicans up 4-2 at 10:31

Jimmy Smith

Problems with the 24-second clock; it won't stop. #Pelicans, #Mavs.

Jimmy Smith

The is the first of an extremely rare home back-to-back for #Pelicans.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's officials: crew chief Bennett Salvatore, Ben Taylor, Leon Wood.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's #Mavs starters: Parsons, Nowitzki, Chandler, Ellis, Rondo.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's #Pelicans starters: Cunningham, Davis, Asik, Gordon, Evans.

John Reid

Eric Gordon has averaged 19.0 points in the past three games.

John Reid

At 22-21, the Pelicans are above .500 for the first time since Jan. 2 when they were 17-16 after beating the Rockets.

John Reid

Pelicans have lost nine consecutive games to the Mavericks.

Jim Eichenhofer

Ryan Anderson (ankle) returns to lineup vs. Mavs after missing Friday's win over T-Wolves: on.nba.com/1CUsaOy http://t.co/yxwfwoFtAq

John Reid

Ryan Anderson will play tonight vs. Dallas

Jimmy Smith

ICYMI, today's column: Ownership uncertainty devastated #Pelicans once, it easily could happen again. bit.ly/1JhIi0G

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca has mental coach to help him cope with uncertain rotation s.nola.com/4aDAH5L via @nolanews

Tyreke Evans

Just finished watching my Alma Mater University of Memphis get that win on a game winner basket

John Reid

New Orleans Pelicans (22-21) vs. Dallas Mavericks (30-14) s.nola.com/yPtHdBI via @nolanews

John Reid

Monty Williams says there's a good chance Ryan Anderson will return on Sunday against Mavericks s.nola.com/csLJb0T via @nolanews

John Reid

Monty Williams says there is a pretty good chance Ryan Anderson will play Sunday against the Mavericks.

John Reid

Pelicans officially announce they have extended guard Nate Wolters to second 10-day contract.

Jason Calmes

Observations: Pelicans take down Wolves bit.ly/18acnSw #Pelicans #fb

Jim Eichenhofer

Glad to be headed home for looong stretch of 6 games #TakeFlight Question: At halfway point, what's your assessment of #Pelicans centers?

Jim Eichenhofer

Dante Cunningham (14 pts, 5 reb, 2 stl) was credited by Monty, teammates for defense on Andrew Wiggins, who had been very good lately

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty on winning consecutive games for first time since Dec. 18: "We're not trying to string up TWO. We'd like to get on a real streak."

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty on Dante Cunningham: "He was a man. In the second half, his energy kind of carried us. Offensive rebounding, knocking down shots."

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans post 92-84 road win at Timberwolves, move over .500 for first time since Jan. 2: on.nba.com/1uqpmEa http://t.co/PM36i4jTFF

John Reid

Anthony Davis had 21 points, 12 rebounds, Eric Gordon had 20 against Minnesota. Pelicans back in action on Sunday against Mavericks.

Jason Calmes

This has been @jsgrayson on the feed. Feel free to give me a follow for more Pels talk. Next game is Dalls at home for 6 game stand.

John Reid

Pelicans beat Timberwolves, 92-84, for first two-game winning streak since Dec. 18 against Utah, Houston.

Jason Calmes

Pels win back to back games in over a month. Some challenging comes around the corner but good to get a road win.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans beat Timberwolves 92-84 for 2nd straight win, improving to 22-21.

Jason Calmes

Tyreke just drilled a 30 foot shot after the whistle. Didn't even jump. Maybe that should be his form? Gordon hits both FT's.

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans nice job of playing "keepaway" and killing 15 seconds of game clock before Wolves finally foul. Gordon 2 FTs put Pels up 8

Jason Calmes

Random stat of the night: Alexis Ajinca has 5 blocks.

Jason Calmes

Gordon pocket pass to Davis who splashes the jumper. AD was 0-9 from midrange before that.

John Reid

Pelicans got the ball to Anthony Davis in 4Q and they are leading, 90-82 with 55.0 seconds remaining.

Jason Calmes

Oh what a beautiful feed by Eric Gordon! Davis lays it up and they have an 8 point lead with just under 2 mins left.

Jim Eichenhofer

That one's going to smart tomorrow for Omer Asik, as he gets leveled by Nikola Pekovic. Big charge drawn. NOLA 88-80 at 1:33

Nakia Hogan

The Pelicans continue to force the action in the paint and lead 88-80 with 1:33 to play.

Jason Calmes

Davis doesn't get back and Wolves get the layup.

Jason Calmes

Cunningham has 15 points on 12 shots, 4 rev, 2 steals and 1 block. Solid game.

Jason Calmes

Oh yeah! Pels defense looking good - getting the steal and Evans all the way to the basket.

Jim Eichenhofer

First rule of transition defense is stop the ball, but T-Wolves let Tyreke Evans breeze all the way to rim. NOLA 86-78 at 3:30 of 4Q

John Reid

Pelicans leading Timberwolves, 86-78 with 3:30 remaining in game.