Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Dallas Mavericks (11-9) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (18-18) at Smoothie King Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday December 1, 2021

Dallas Mavericks 139, New Orleans Pelicans 107 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
I remember when Anthony Davis complained about guys shooting their best against the Lakers, and…
Then I see Jonas Valanciunas and Terence Davis the last two games. – 12:59 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavs back in Dallas, by midnight. No practice tomorrow. Pelicans come to AAC on Friday. – 12:53 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka, Mavericks uncork massive offensive night to rout New Orleans.
mavs.com/mavs-shoot-dow…12:09 AM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Why we do what we do 🙌👟
@Luka Doncic | #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/rZpnEM3JMR12:05 AM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Traffic cones would’ve played better defense than the Pelicans did tonight. – 11:52 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Starting lineup change helps Mavs find historic shooting form in 139-107 drubbing of the Pelicans dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…11:32 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ career double-doubles.
Wonder Boy indeed.
@ModeloUSA | #ModeloMilestone pic.twitter.com/SWs1gNBLhv11:11 PM

Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Per @EliasSports, the Mavericks just had the best shooting night (68.7%) from the field across the @NBA since the turn of the century.
Tonight’s performance was also the 9th-best shooting night since the NBA/ABA Merger. pic.twitter.com/vzpKXgiouP11:02 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
I said somethings about the Pelicans getting run out at home. Full podcast coming soon
https://t.co/WeNJD9gXPI pic.twitter.com/DzDPYMuckV10:57 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Willy Hernangomez warned what might happen if the Pelicans allowed Luka Doncic to get comfortable.
Doncic dominated New Orleans as thoroughly as any player this season: 28 points and 14 assists in 27 minutes. nola.com/sports/pelican…10:50 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
The Mavericks took out some season long offensive frustration on New Orleans in a record setting shooting peperformance as heard on @theeagledallas spreaker.com/user/9808552/1…10:46 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Kristaps Porzingis on Mavs’ huge offensive night. “I think Luka was phenomenal tonight . . . It was a chain reaction starting from him.” – 10:45 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
We recorded @polkandkush before tonight’s game, so of course our rare dose of optimism about this franchise murdered the Pelicans tonight.
My bad. – 10:43 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Final stats from tonight’s game 🏀
@Brandon Ingram 29 pts, 11/17 FGM, 3/5 3PM, 3 ast
@Devonte Graham 13 pts, 6 ast, 2 stl
@Nickeil Alexander-Walker 12 pts, 4 ast, 2 reb
@kiralewisjr 11 pts, 5/6 FGM, 3 reb
#WBD | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/wRTWB6CTLk10:42 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
300th career start for @Kristaps Porzingis 🦄
100th career double-double for @Luka Doncic 🪄
Big dub. pic.twitter.com/0vmJBbDOFP10:38 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Another guy starting to impact is Sterling Brown. last four games 11-17 FG. 5-8 3pt, and he is an exceptional rebound for the minutes he plays. 5 more boards tonight. 4+ rebs in 8 of the last 11 games he’s played. – 10:34 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Glad the Saints are starting Taysom Hill tomorrow to help us forget about this Pelicans game – 10:33 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Not sure if the lineup switch of Bullock for Hardaway made a difference, but Bullock did make 2-3 from deep after going 3-27 from 3pt in his 1st 9 road games. Hardaway has shown he can score regardless of role. That the ball started going in prolifically for him is a great sign. – 10:32 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
LIVE: Coach Green speaks with the media following tonight’s game against Dallas
#WBD | @Verizon twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:31 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kidd said he spoke to HArdaway about the lineup switch earlier today and that Hardaway was on board. I asked Kidd if it was a defensive move. “It was a basketball move,” he said. Said he wanted to see if Mavs could get Bullock untracked. – 10:28 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (12/1 vs DAL):
Willie Green
Devonte’ Graham
Brandon Ingram – 10:22 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs win 139-107 tonight in New Orleans, shooting a franchise record 68.7% FG!!! The old record was 67.7% on March 24, 1983 vs the San Diego Clippers – 10:21 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Just like Alvin Gentry apologized to Kings fans last night, someone from the organization should apologize to Pelicans fans after that performance tonight – 10:17 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Mavs 139, Pelicans 107
– Ingram: 29p, 3a, 2r
– Graham: 13p, 6a
– JV: 6p, 5r
– NAW: 12p
– Kira: 11p, 3r
Pels fall to 6-18. They play Dallas again on Friday night. – 10:13 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Highest field goal percentage in franchise history. Back in the win column.
@Chime | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/ZBlzsUjoFW10:13 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
A quick look at the incredible offensive night the Mavericks had Wednesday against the Pelicans.
mavs.com/mavs-bash-peli…10:12 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
The Mavericks set a franchise record tonight by shooting 57-83 from the floor, adding up to a new best of .687 FG%.
*.687 at NOP, 12/1/21
.677 at SD, 3/24/83
.655 at HOU, 11/25/09
.652 vs. SAC, 11/3/07
.648 vs. TOR, 3/7/02 pic.twitter.com/kLDgjdndb310:12 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Dallas Mavericks tonight:
– Shot 68.7% – a new team record
– Shot 79.6% on 2s – a new team record (39/49)
– The 79.6% is the 3rd-best mark in the shot clock era in NBA history
– The 79.6% would be highest w min. 40 2p FGA – 10:12 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Final score vs. Dallas. Rematch on the road Friday ✈️ pic.twitter.com/Xuszq1zFVv10:11 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans fall 139-107 to the Mavericks. Had Dallas not committed too many turnovers — they had 18, hitting 150 was a strong possibility. Sigh.
Watch New Orleans notch a W on Friday in Dallas against this same team though. 😉 – 10:11 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
What’s the saying? Play the Pelicans set a record? – 10:10 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Mavericks 139, Pelicans 107
Luka had 28 points and 14 assists in 27 minutes. Light work.
Dallas shot 68.7% from the field.
New Orleans has yet to win back-to-back games at home this season. – 10:09 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Final: Mavericks 139, Pelicans 107
Ingram 29 pts
Graham 13 pts
Doncic 28 pts & 14 assts
Mavs end the night shooting 68.7 percent from the floor. The best shooting night a team has ever had against the Pels. Yikes. – 10:09 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
UNI had a game tonight too, so had to watch that. They lost.
After changing to the Pelicans game to see the score late, my night did not get better. – 10:02 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The best shooting percentage a team has ever had in a game against the Pelicans was when Minnesota shot 65.1 percent against them in April 2016.
The Mavs are currently shooting 69.2 percent with 2:45 left in this game. – 10:00 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Last time a team made 60% or more of their field goals against Pelicans: Nuggets on 11/17/2017 in Denver (146-114).
Worst opponent FG% in a game in franchise history: Timberwolves shot 65.1% on 4/13/2016 (144-109).
Mavericks currently shooting 68.8% w/ 2:45 left.
Embarrassing. – 10:00 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Timmy’s release is QUICK 🎯 pic.twitter.com/XTGO2fsF7D9:54 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
102-75 heading into the 4th quarter. – 9:42 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Mavericks 102, Pelicans 75
Ingram 29 pts
Graham 10 pts
Doncic 28 pts & 14 assts
Mavs are shooting 68.3 percent (!!!) from the floor, 14-25 on 3s. Some absurd shotmaking from Dallas and some really lackluster defense from the Pels. – 9:41 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
We’re more than 33 minutes into this game and the Mavericks have made more than 2/3 of their shot attempts.
That’s crazy.
Pelicans trail 91-68. Sure, Luka’s pretty good, but honestly, the defense is yet to walk in the building. – 9:35 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
It appears the only person capable of stopping Luka Doncic tonight will be Jason Kidd, once he decides how early to pull Doncic from the game for good. Doncic has 28 points and 14 rebounds in 28 minutes. Mavs lead by 23. – 9:35 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
The Mavericks have passed the ball really well tonight. But that New Orleans defense is not exactly putting up maximum resistance. Mavs up 88-66 late third. – 9:34 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Pelicans are down 84-59 and keep having possessions with Temple guarding Luka. What’s the point of that right now? – 9:32 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Luka Dončić had 22 points and 10 assists in the first half of tonight’s game to join Damian Lillard and Trae Young as the only players with multiple 20-point, 10-assist halves since 2018-19.
Dončić also had 20 points and 11 assists in the 1st half vs. WAS on 5/1/21. pic.twitter.com/Zlme71evTk9:09 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Mavs are shooting 70% at halftime. Luka has 22 points and 10 assists. Did whatever he wanted against the Pels defense. – 9:08 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
From @ESPNStatsInfo: Luka Doncic scored or assisted on 46 points in the first half.
The Pelicans had 46 points total. – 9:08 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Someone was going to pay for the Mavs offensive frustrations. NO is that team. Luka scoring 14 straight points in the 1st qtr on his way to a 22 point 10 assist half. The Mavs shoot SEVENTY percent & lead 67-46. Doncic with his 100th career dbl-dbl in his 216th career game – 9:07 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Doncic averaged 39.5 PTS/10 AST against the Pelicans last year. Porzingis, 27.5 PTS.
Luka has 22 PTS /10 AST + Kristaps has 13 PTS as Mavericks lead Pelicans 67-46 at halftime. Brandon Ingram’s (18 PTS) been a bright spot, as has Devonte (10 PTS), but no one else has made a dent – 9:07 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Immaculate half in NOLA ⚜️
#Lexus | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/vpje9CipYn9:06 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Mavericks 67, Pelicans 46
Ingram 18 pts
Graham 10 pts
Valanciunas 5 pts & 3 rebs
Doncic 22 pts & 10 assts
Luka toyed with the Pels defense and the Mavs shot 70 percent from the floor. Very ugly half for the Pels. – 9:05 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
After 2Q buzzer, Luka Doncic spent about 10-15 seconds complaining to a ref about lack of whistles against #Pelicans defense on him. Doncic 22 pts, 10 ast, 9/11 FG, 2/2 FTs. Teams combined to only take 13 free throws in 1H – 9:05 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
38-foot Doncic shot at the buzzer was only his second miss of the half, but what at half it was: 22 points (on just 11 shot attempts), 10 assists, 2 rebounds.
Dallas’ 67 points is its third-highest-scoring first half of the season. Had 69 Saturday against Washington, 68 at S.A. – 9:05 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Silver lining of this game is Luka is in my fantasy team? – 9:04 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Mavs 67, Pels 46
– Luka, KP and Brunson: 45p for Dallas
– Ingram: 18p, 7/11 FG
– Graham: 10p, 2a
– Pels: 8a on 16 FG
Pels: 43.2 FG%, 6/17 3P, 8/8 FT
Mavs: 70.0 FG%, 7/16 3P, 4/5 FT – 9:04 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Luka with the Dirk flamingo shot. Carbon copy, practically. – 9:02 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Luka is ripping the Pels to shreds – 9:02 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
20 points and 10 assists for Doncic. First half isn’t quite over. – 9:00 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic is giving Herbert Jones a good talking-to. Bowled over him while assisting to Porzingis with alley-up, stared down at Jones and said something, kept talking to him going to other end of court. – 8:59 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Wait, that foul wasn’t on Luka??? – 8:59 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Bobi hit the Dirk fade and the skyhook 😱 pic.twitter.com/8yrIYJ8HQL8:58 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
🗣️🗣️ And ONE for Ingram
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/A4WbhrCmDP8:57 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Kira Lewis hits two nice buckets at the end of the 1st. Gets immediately replaced by Satoransky. Kira hasn’t seen the floor since.
Don’t get it. – 8:54 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Takes a lot to move 7-0, 265-pound Jonas Valanciunas out of the lane. But then 7-4, 290-pound Boban Marjanovic is a lot of someone. – 8:51 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Points in the paint
Mavericks: 24
Pelicans: 4
Mavs making it look easy right now. – 8:51 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Ran ’em through the spin cycle!
@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/ZRPq2LgsWn8:50 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Devonte’s on f🔥reeee
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/kXoh7sqSxg8:46 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Devonte’ Graham has scored the last 7 points for the Pelicans and New Orleans has closed the deficit to 48-35.
They were trailing 46-23 a few minutes ago. – 8:45 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
A 12-2 surge by the Pels gets a timeout for the Mavericks. They still lead 48-35 with 7:30 to go in the half. – 8:44 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Luka Dončić has 18 points (7-8 FG) and 6 assists at the end of the first quarter.
Dončić now has two quarters with 18+ points and 6+ assists, which is as many such quarters as rest of @NBA combined since he came into league.
*2, Luka Dončić
1, James Harden
1, Trae Young pic.twitter.com/UJDkTvqWi18:42 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Deep THR33 for Devonte 😛😛
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/Nbn0LkvP778:41 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
A Pelicans fan just yelled, “Shoot the damn ball,” while Satoransky dribbled around and the shot clock expired. – 8:37 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka’s got 18 in the 1st 🔥🔥🔥 – 8:37 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Kira Lewis Jr. with the last five points of the quarter for the Pels, but it was all Luka (18 points, 6 assists), all the time. New Orleans resorted to doubling him on a few possessions in the post and that didn’t work either.
Mavericks lead Pelicans 41-23 after one. – 8:36 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Shot clock is no issue for Kira 😤😤 He goes back-to-back into the basket!
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/yudzY3UNzZ8:36 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Luka Doncic with one of the most impressive quarters you’ll ever see. 18 points and 6 assists. Dallas 41, New Orleans 23. – 8:35 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka has 18 first-quarter points and Mavericks lead 41-23 after the first quarter. The 18 points is the highest scoring quarter for a Mav this season. He also had six assists to go with 7-of-8 shooting. – 8:35 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Mavs 41, Pelicans 23
Ingram 11 pts
Lewis 5 pts
Luka Doncic 18 pts & 6 assts
Ridiculous 1st quarter from Luka. He got whatever he wanted. – 8:35 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Yeah Temple is totally gonna stop a Luka iso! – 8:34 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Luka Doncic first quarter stats: 18p, 6a, 2r, 7/8 FG, 2/3 3P, 2/2 FT
Dallas leads New Orleans after 1Q: 41-23 – 8:34 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Luka Doncic has averaged 28.2 points vs. #Pelicans in 11 career games, his third-most vs. West opponents (Por 30.1, GSW 28.6). He’s looking to surpass that by halftime at this rate, with 16 pts in 10 mins – 8:31 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Per NBA stats: Luka Doncic accounting for 82.9% of the team’s points in the 1st quarter (16 points, 5 assists, 13 points created from assists). – 8:30 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Picking up right where he left off.
🔮 6-7 from the field ✨ pic.twitter.com/Upq5qBFLt08:28 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka really is rolling. He even made two free throws. – 8:27 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic having one of those nights: 6-7 from the field, 2-3 on 3-pointers, 16 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds.
There’s still 3:34 left in the first quarter. – 8:27 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Luka Doncic has put on a SHOW in the first 8+ minutes and Herb Jones hasn’t been able to deter him at all. Luka is 6-7 from the field (a rim out away from 7-7) for 14 points and is going to the line.
Pelicans trail 27-14 with 3:24 left in the 1st quarter. – 8:27 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
New Orleans Pelicans: 14 points
Luka Doncic: 14 points – 8:25 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Luka loves playing the Pelicans. – 8:24 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka one-handed LASER.
Reggie SWISH. pic.twitter.com/Qzq7gVcOyP8:22 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Hardaway and Kleber and Brunson in the game. – 8:22 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka Doncic wasn’t too spry after that defensive play in the corner. But he’s off to a masterful start with seven points and three assists as Mavericks bolt out to a 20-10 advantage. – 8:21 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic has 7 points, 3 assists and has drawn lots of oohs and aahs. – 8:19 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Brandon Ingram starts off his night with a big 3️⃣
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/NkHECHYKAX8:17 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Guess Porzingis’ ankle is OK. He has 5 of Dallas’ 15 points. Powell also has 5. Four of Mavs’ starters have scored. 15-8. – 8:16 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
In addition to everything else he’s done well in his first season with #Pelicans, Jonas Valanciunas is now shooting a career-high 87% on free throws – 8:15 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
First two possessions, Finney-Smith brings ball upcourt, initiates offense. Results in 2 Porzingis baskets and a follow free-throw. 5-0 Mavs. – 8:12 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Zion and Dak taking in tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/oPX2neZPJp8:06 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Jason Kidd shakes up the lineup with Reggie Bullock in and Tim Hardaway Jr. coming off the bench. As he has said, you don’t get a sticker for starting, but maybe this will help both players shake some shooting doldrums. – 8:04 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Jinxes are indeed a thing, but I threw caution to the wind in mentioning my perfect run on “That’s my Dog,” a segment picking a winning underdog on the @WagerTalk #NBA Tip-Off Show. If the Pelicans get blown out, you know who to blame. (They may win outright though..) pic.twitter.com/r4b8HLyvQF7:47 PM

Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs starters tonight in New Orleans: Luka, Reggie Bullock, Finney-Smith, Porzingis, and Dwight Powell. Josh Hart is a scratch for the Pelicans with knee soreness and Garrett Temple starts for him. Coverage with Harp and me at 7p on BSSW – 7:36 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavs starters: Finney-Smith, Porzingis, Powell, BULLOCK, Doncic. – 7:34 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: DFS, Porzingis, Powell, Bullock, Doncic
NO starters: Ingram, Jones, Valenciunas, Temple, Graham
7:10 tip @theeagledallas7:34 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first 🖐 on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/wGKRRXXqBz7:33 PM

Brett Dawson @BDawsonWrites
Two quick fouls on Samuell Williamson, both offensive fouls with the ball. Cards offense really sloppy. – 7:32 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Can you guess whose kicks these are? 👀
#WBD | @spacerunnersnft7:29 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Back at home with the starting ✋
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/0aYzBukWR47:28 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans starters:
– Devonte Graham
– Garrett Temple
– Herbert Jones
– Brandon Ingram
– Jonas Valanciunas – 7:23 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Starters
Devonte’ Graham
Garrett Temple
Brandon Ingram
Herb Jones
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:23 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
No Josh Hart tonight for the Pelicans. – 7:21 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Josh Hart will miss tonight’s game with left knee soreness. – 7:20 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Almost game time! Be sure to download the #Pelicans app to keep up with all of the action.
📲: https://t.co/4bmEJzuiPI
@Verizon | #WBD pic.twitter.com/743sW9RIww7:15 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Always feels good to be home 😇🙌
#UltraDrip | @MichelobUltra pic.twitter.com/79XBGjydQU7:07 PM

Mark Followill @MFollowill
Kristaps Porzingis is active and available for the Mavs tonight in their game at the New Orleans Pelicans (7p, BSSW). He came out of Monday night’s game vs Cleveland with a sprained right ankle in the final seconds of the 3rd quarter – 6:49 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Shooting coach Peter Patton “plays rough” against Doncic, while Pels’ GM David Griffin warmly greets Mavs counterpart Nico Harrison. Maybe the makings of a trade. 😀 pic.twitter.com/9JyLmf911F6:48 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Kristaps Porzingis will play tonight with no limitations, Jason Kidd said moments ago. Frank Ntilikina remains out with calf issues and Willie Cauley-Stein will miss for personal reasons. – 6:37 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Mavericks say Kristaps Porzingis (right ankle sprain) is available to play tonight against New Orleans after sustaining the injury in the previous game against Cleveland. – 6:37 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Per JKidd: Porzingis is available tonight. 7:10 tip @theeagledallas6:34 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Kristaps Porzingis (right ankle sprain) will be available for tonight’s game in New Orleans. – 6:33 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Porzingis will play, Kidd says. – 6:33 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Pelicans coach Willie Green said Josh Hart remains questionable for tonight’s game against the Mavericks. They’ll see how he feels with pregame treatments/workouts. – 6:29 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
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Christian Clark @cclark_13
Josh Hart is a game-time decision, Willie Green says. – 6:17 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Willie Green says Josh Hart (left knee soreness) is still questionable tonight.
Will see how he feels after warmups and go from there. – 6:17 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
LIVE: Coach Green speaks with the media ahead of tonight’s game against Dallas
#WBD | @Verizon twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…6:16 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Walking away from the SKC for happy hour before the game and I’ve seen two people wearing Luka Slovenian national team jerseys – 6:04 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
An interesting list. Through 300 games, total points scored for international players who went straight to the NBA, bypassing US HS or college basketball. Timely since Kristaps Porzingis played his 300th game on Monday. Luka obviously will be well past these numbers at 300 gms pic.twitter.com/3tzQK4Zv6B5:47 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pels have lost 6 of 7 against Luka Doncic. Willy Hernangomez — Doncic’s former Real Madrid teammate — on what New Orleans can do to slow him. pic.twitter.com/nQy79bkrHB5:07 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2017, Donovan Mitchell became the youngest player in @Utah Jazz history to record a 40-point game in a win over the Pelicans.
The 21-year-old Mitchell scored 41 points, shooting 13-25 from the field (including 6-12 on 3P) and 9-11 from the FT line. pic.twitter.com/N8TgxZiMTB5:01 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
This is so freaking cool to see! Thank you to all who have subscribe and make Locked On Pelicans part of your day! pic.twitter.com/iZQs1QhHHT4:48 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Back-to-back games against lowly Pelicans were turning point for the Jazz https://t.co/nGKR9s08lg pic.twitter.com/ZBCIRe7RnR4:31 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets announce Michael Porter Jr. underwent lumbar spine surgery by Dr. Andrew Dossett at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas. It’s the same clinic and surgeon that operated on Porter in 2018. The team says he’s out indefinitely. – 3:34 PM
Josh Hart @joshhart
Money Mase 💙 – 3:33 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked on Pelicans is live!
🏀 Look for help in the front or back court?
🏀 De’Aaron Fox or Buddy Hield as trade targets?
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Josh Hart @joshhart
Worst 20 mins of the seasons…got to be more composed – 3:27 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Willie Cauley-Stein out for personal reasons tonight against New Orleans. Frank Ntilikina out with the calf problem. Sounds like Kristaps Porzingis will play. He’s listed as probable. Game time at 7 from NOLA. – 3:19 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Rolando Blackman and the Men of the Mavs begin dishing out lunches at Dallas Life on Wednesday. Great way to support the community. pic.twitter.com/Ld5UH4AktL3:03 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
While everyone was trying to figure out what NFTs were, we had one song on repeat 🎧
#SpotifyWrapped pic.twitter.com/k0R6uKtcrI2:47 PM

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