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Halftime: Pelicans 61, Mavs 56
Anthony Davis is playing like a Seahawks defensive back out there tonight, picking off crosscourt passes. Can't be careless with him roaming
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
Ryan Anderson drilling shots already with 15 points in 11 minutes. He's made 5-of-6 shots.
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
Pelicans regain lead at 42-40 on Tyreke Evans' reverse layup.
Ryan Anderson's two free throws ties score at 40.
Tyreke Evans and Anthony Davis both scoreless in second quarter.
Mavs leading Pelicans 40-38 with 5:52 to play in 2Q.
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
Mavericks on 16-9 run in second quarter.
Mavericks take first lead of game 36-34.
Don't understand this defensive switch with Eric Gordon getting caught to defend Dirk Nowitzki.
Ryan Anderson looking like so far he's regained his shooting rhythm.
Dante Cunningham was the only other Pelicans' starter besides Evans and Davis to score in first quarter.
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
Hard fought game so far- Pelicans leading Mavericks 25-22.
At end of 1Q: Pelicans 25, Mavs 22.
The Mavs are aggressively doubling Anthony Davis to get the ball out of his hands. Davis will have to be a good passer tonight.
Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans have combined to score 16 of the Pelicans' first 18 points.
Pelicans doing good job getting Anthony Davis involved early in the game.
Pelicans are running after nearly every Mavs miss. Pelicans lead Mavs 18-8 with 5:53 to play in 1Q.
Anthony Davis defensive versatility: On last Mavs possession, he chased Dirk around two screens, then guarded Rondo and forced wild miss
Dirk Nowitzki has picked up his second foul. Al-Farouq Aminu checks in for Mavs.
It's early, but Pelicans' Tyreke Evans having his way against Mavericks on drives to the basket.
Appears as though the shot-clock problem is solved. Stay tuned.
Delay was caused by 24-second shot clock won't stop running when the official clock is off. Apparently problem is fixed.
Ok. Shot clock is fixed. Back to the game.
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.
Official timeout because of a shot-clock problem.
Officials are taking a time out to try and sort out this clock issue. Cue Jeopardy theme.
Game has gone into a timeout because of problem with shot clock.
Tonight's officials: crew chief Bennett Salvatore, Ben Taylor, Leon Wood.
Eric Gordon has averaged 19.0 points in the past three games.
At 22-21, the Pelicans are above .500 for the first time since Jan. 2 when they were 17-16 after beating the Rockets.
Pelicans have lost nine consecutive games to the Mavericks.
Ryan Anderson will play tonight vs. Dallas
God is Good!
Just finished watching my Alma Mater University of Memphis get that win on a game winner basket
Monty Williams says there is a pretty good chance Ryan Anderson will play Sunday against the Mavericks.
Pelicans officially announce they have extended guard Nate Wolters to second 10-day contract.
Dante Cunningham (14 pts, 5 reb, 2 stl) was credited by Monty, teammates for defense on Andrew Wiggins, who had been very good lately
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."
Monty on Dante Cunningham: "He was a man. In the second half, his energy kind of carried us. Offensive rebounding, knocking down shots."
Anthony Davis had 21 points, 12 rebounds, Eric Gordon had 20 against Minnesota. Pelicans back in action on Sunday against Mavericks.
Pelicans beat Timberwolves, 92-84, for first two-game winning streak since Dec. 18 against Utah, Houston.
Pels win back to back games in over a month. Some challenging comes around the corner but good to get a road win.
Pelicans beat Timberwolves 92-84 for 2nd straight win, improving to 22-21.
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.
Random stat of the night: Alexis Ajinca has 5 blocks.
Gordon pocket pass to Davis who splashes the jumper. AD was 0-9 from midrange before that.
Pelicans got the ball to Anthony Davis in 4Q and they are leading, 90-82 with 55.0 seconds remaining.
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.
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
The Pelicans continue to force the action in the paint and lead 88-80 with 1:33 to play.
Davis doesn't get back and Wolves get the layup.
Cunningham has 15 points on 12 shots, 4 rev, 2 steals and 1 block. Solid game.
Oh yeah! Pels defense looking good - getting the steal and Evans all the way to the basket.
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
Pelicans leading Timberwolves, 86-78 with 3:30 remaining in game.