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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.
Mavs Tyson Chandler checking back into game with 10:31 to play.
X-rays on Tyson Chandler is negative and he's going to try and come back to play, according to Mavericks.
At the end of 3Q: Pelicans 89, Mavs 84
Pelicans hold off late spurt in third quarter by Mavericks to take 89-84 lead heading into fourth.
Mavericks say Tyson Chandler is questionable to return to the game with a left knee injury.
Pelicans increase lead to 81-71 with 5:00 to play in 3Q.
Pelicans are moving the ball well tonight - getting inside for high percentage shots.
Looks like Tyson Chandler injured his left knee.
Tyson Chandler struggling to put weight on his left leg after hurting his knee.
Tyson Chandler has to be carried off the court.
Mavs C Tyson Chandler appears to be injured.