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

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

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

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The New Orleans Pelicans (7-18) play against the Dallas Mavericks (10-10) at American Airlines Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Friday December 3, 2021

New Orleans Pelicans 107, Dallas Mavericks 91 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
The Lakers have the seventh-worst point differential in the NBA this season.
Only Kings, Pelicans, Rockets, Thunder, Pistons and Magic have it worse. – 2:16 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Valanciunas (14pts, 11reb), W. Hernangomez (12pts, 14reb) deliver double-doubles in Dallas
Sengun, Avdija, Yurtseven, and more in full European recap
Highlights, results, and standings #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/12…2:08 AM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
How did the Pelicans respond to a record-setting 139-107 loss to the Mavericks? By imposing their will in Dallas.
There were a lot of great contributions in tonight’s 107-91 win, but Ingram reigned supreme, sorry Luka.
24 points
8 rebounds
12 assists https://t.co/yHiS3LXMVZ pic.twitter.com/UD5O0HfQM812:55 AM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Jason Kidd says Luka Doncic needs to learn when to complain to officials: ‘100% agree,’ Doncic says dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…12:38 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks lack of focus hurt them in a 107-91 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans Friday night.
mavs.com/mavs-lose-focu…12:37 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Fri
Franz Wagner, 17 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl
Chris Duarte, 15 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl
Alperen Sengun, 13 pts, 3 reb, 5 ast, 1 blk
Herb Jones, 13 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Evan Mobley, 6 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast, 3 blk – 12:28 AM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Garrett Temple postgame with @ESPNRadioNOLA on how #Pelicans turned around game at Dallas, after a poor start in 1Q: “It was the defense and the pace we played with. We were able to get some easy baskets, which was great for us.” – 12:17 AM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Career-high 12 assists for Brandon Ingram. Pelicans are 15-6 when he’s recorded 7 or more. pic.twitter.com/jUBcvtgqKr12:10 AM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Brandon Ingram:
“My mindset every single game is the guy in front of me can’t guard me, and they’re going to send another player. It’s important for me to get the best shot on the floor…and make the game easier for myself.” – 12:10 AM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Another big night for B.I. 💪
#WBD | @Gatorade pic.twitter.com/pIxwQdKgk511:48 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
“That game is on me,” Doncic said. “My energy was down.” – 11:47 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jason Kidd acknowledged that Luka Doncic’s frequent complaining to officials can hurt the Mavs. He cited poor transition defense due to discussions with refs in particular. Kidd’s quote: pic.twitter.com/xfQjJre2VX11:43 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Brandon Ingram tonight:
24 PTS
8 REB
12 AST (career-high)
The Pelicans have won 4 of the last 6 games. pic.twitter.com/fURFN5CzPz11:37 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavs follow historically dominant performance vs. Pelicans with worst loss of the season in rematch dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…11:32 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Pels are 6-6 over their last 12 games with wins over Memphis, LA Clippers (2x), Washington, Utah and Dallas. – 11:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Tonight’s Final Stats!
@Brandon Ingram 24 pts, 12 ast, 8 reb
@Jonas Valanciunas 14 pts, 3 ast, 11 reb
@Devonte Graham 13 pts, 3 reb
@_hoopinglife 13 pts, 4 ast, 2 reb
@willyhg94 12 pts, 3 ast, 14 reb
#WBD | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/ysIsAOVGpH11:26 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Willie Green talks about Trey Murphy’s improvement:
“He’s doing a good job. He’s working with Coach Corey Brewer. They’re in the gym every day, and I’m watching Trey, he’s serious about just getting better. I think he’s starting to catch up with the speed of the game.” – 11:24 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
See all the photo’s from tonight ⬇️
nba.com/pelicans/galle…11:24 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Trey Murphy is 11/14 from 3 in the last seven games. His season 3pt percentage is up to 41.3%. – 11:18 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans shake off rough offensive start, outscore Mavericks by 20 pts after halftime to post 107-91 victory. It was New Orleans’ first win in Dallas in three seasons. Brandon Ingram approaches triple-double at 24-8-12. @PanzuraStorage postgame wrap: https://t.co/Ji8TJzeDs7 pic.twitter.com/IGmGXHio0V11:15 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Pels win, you win! 🏀
Enjoy $10 off your @MichelobULTRA order when you use code PELICANS10 on https://t.co/UTkDgElKsA pic.twitter.com/9XbryD3UEB11:12 PM

New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (12/3 at DAL):
Willie Green
Brandon Ingram
Herbert Jones
Garrett Temple – 11:07 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Stat that bears repeating/updating: #Pelicans started this season 1-9 on the road, but have now won three of last four, beating Utah, Clippers, Dallas – 11:04 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Huge victory on the road! 🙌
#WBD | @HancockWhitney pic.twitter.com/eBn6tu8Lgw11:04 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Quick recap of Mavericks’ rough home loss to New Orleans.
mavs.com/mavs-upended-b…11:03 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
BILLY SLAM
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/MPCDi4olpG11:02 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans beat the Mavericks 107-91. Huge win after getting dismantled on Wednesday by Dallas.
Brandon Ingram’s best game of the season and man was he special: 24 points, 12 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 9-11 FTs
Pelicans are 6-6 in their last 12 games. – 11:02 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
“Massive victory on the road for this Pelicans club” – @JoelMeyersNBA11:02 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Pelicans 107, Mavericks 91
Brandon Ingram had 24 points and a career-high 12 assists.
New Orleans wins in Dallas for the first time since March 2019. It is 6-6 after a 1-12 start. – 11:02 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
The wins haven’t come to the degree we want to so far this season
But this bounce back win after getting blown out two nights ago (and the fun the bench has every night) is the difference between SVG’s Pelicans and Willie Green’s Pelicans – 11:02 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Final: Pelicans 107, Mavs 91
Ingram 24 pts, 8 rebs & 12 assts (career-high)
Valanciunas 14 pts & 11 rebs
Jones 13 pts
Pels outscore the Mavs 63-43 in the 2nd half to bounce back from Wednesday’s ugly loss. They improve to 7-18 this season. – 11:01 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Man, sitting through challenges is stressful. Even if you think you know what should be the call, nothings a given if you’re a Pels fan.
Thankfully, referees don’t overturn foul call on Doncic. BI shooting three big free throws. – 10:57 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram ALMOST had an opportunity for a 4-point play. Luka Doncic fouls him on a 3-point attempt. Jason Kidd challenging the call.
If BI gets to shoot, he’ll have a chance to push the Pelicans lead to 104-87 with 2:01 left. – 10:54 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Luka would be so much more likeable if he didn’t complain literally the entire game – 10:54 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Antonio Daniels now coaching up Herb on the mic on how to play Luka defensively. Love it. 🤣 – 10:49 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
BIG TIME B.I.
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/BUPkPMYTMU10:48 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
I know I’m in Dallas but…
Juan Toscano-Anderson.
That’s it. That’s the tweet. – 10:47 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
One of Brandon Ingram’s best games of the season. Corner 3 extends lead to 16. He’s got 20 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds. Strong all-around effort. – 10:47 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Nickeil drills a wide open catch-and-shoot 3-pointer off an offensive rebound and then Brandon Ingram drains the corner three. #Bigtime
Pelicans push lead to 97-81 over Mavericks with 4:47 left in regulation. – 10:47 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
There’s a fan in a Saints jersey yelling “WHO DAT BABY” after that last Ingram 3.
Think that man is hoping New Orleans doesn’t go 0-3 to Dallas on back-to-back-to-back nights. – 10:46 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks got within nine, but five quick New Orleans points and it’s 94-80, Pelicans. – 10:45 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Because of the challenge, Pelicans down to two timeouts. So they probably won’t use one to try and stop any sort of Mavs run here. – 10:42 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks down 85-73 with 8:04 to go. Just survived a coach’s challenge. Need a push right here, right now. – 10:40 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Willie Green will challenge the offensive foul against Brandon Ingram – 10:37 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
So all the Pels had to do to slow Luka was put Garrett Temple on him? – 10:30 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Garrett Temple shot-blocking machine in Dallas – 10:29 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Garrett Temple playing All-NBA level defense right now! – 10:29 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
End 3Q: Pels up 79-68
– Brandon Ingram has played 30:33 of a possible 36 mins. How long does he rest in the 4th?
– Pels shot 5/25 in 1Q and 1/7 from 3. Since then? 23/41 from the floor and 8/17 from 3. – 10:26 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Ending the third with a double-digit lead!
#Pelicans pic.twitter.com/DrPNKR440Z10:25 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Pelicans 79, Mavs 68
Ingram 17 pts, 6 rebs & 12 assts
Jones 13 pts
Valanciunas 12 pts & 9 rebs
Pels outscored the Mavs 35-20 in the quarter. They’ve also got 24 assists on their 28 field goals tonight. – 10:25 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
TREY.MURPHY.
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/haJCdRO8bA10:24 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks with a lot of work to do, down 79-68 going into the fourth quarter. A terrible third period, outscored 35-20. – 10:24 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Trey Murphy: 3 of 3 from 3-point land. Positive signs from the rookie. – 10:23 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
herb with the euro 🤫
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/WUdq4CvfWh10:21 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
💪💪💪
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/DLjtCz6z0P10:17 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
KIRA FOR THREE
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/orvc7soCPJ10:15 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks are getting clobbered in the third quarter, now trailing 70-61 after a Hardaway 3-pointer. – 10:14 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Dallas can’t hit a three, but the Pelicans are playing tough man. Really taking it to the Mavericks in this 3rd quarter — great finish by Jonas Valanciunas and then Brandon Ingram grabs the offensive rebound off a free throw miss and now going to the line for two. – 10:12 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Brandon Ingram with a career-high 12 assists. We’re in the middle of the 3rd quarter. – 10:12 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Brandon Ingram has a career-high 12 assists – 10:12 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
It’s the mini Luka in the ROTY jersey for us 🥺
@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/AzHAZHkhq410:11 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic is holding the back of his head. It appears to have been a knee the got him. – 10:09 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
gettin to it 😤
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/yROHNcpMuh10:09 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
New Orleans just got another point, a previous 2-pointer by Jones was changed to a 3. It’s 59-54. Mavs have scored 6 points in the first 6:04 of the third quarter. – 10:08 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pels get back-to-back layups in transition to take a 58-54 lead over Dallas. Pels are up to 14 fast break points tonight.
Willie Green has said all season this team is at their best when they can force misses and get into their offense early. – 10:07 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram with a great take to the rim and then plays excellent defense to ward off a Dorian Finney-Smith drive into the lane.
He’s been doing it on both ends of the floor the entire game. ❤️ – 10:07 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
The Mavericks have been outscored 14-6 through the midpoint of the third quarter and are down 58-54. Brandon Ingram with 12 points, 11 assists for Pels. Luka with 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists and six turnovers (all in the first quarter). – 10:07 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pels go up 58-54 and that’s a timeout for Dallas.
Pels doing a much better job of being physical with Luka Doncic tonight and making sure he sees extra bodies on drives. – 10:06 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Herbert Jones is 3-3 on jumpers thus far, including a three-pointer.
Pelicans trail Mavericks 54-52. – 10:03 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jonas is there 🤝
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/tHlL1lmgzT10:02 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
My favorite thing about sitting courtside is hearing all the Pels on the bench scream, “Yeah, Fred!!” every time Herb Jones knocks down a 3. – 10:01 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks have fallen behind 52-51 with 8 minutes left in the third. – 10:01 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram’s reads continue to be phenomenal early in the second half. The way he’s getting open, attacking with the dribble and hitting teammates in stride. Beautiful basketball. – 10:00 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Herb Jones walked to Tony Brothers to ask him why that was a foul. Brothers was somewhat dismissive at first but Garrett Temple walked up and said “Explain it to him, he’s just a rookie.” Brothers then gave Herb a fuller explanation of why he made the call. – 10:00 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka Doncic takes a tumble and comes up rubbing his left ankle. That’s the ankle (and knee) that was sprained 10 days ago and cost him three games. He stayed in the game. – 10:00 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pels open the second half with Herbert Jones on Luka – since Garrett Temple has 3 fouls. – 9:57 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
That wasn’t necessarily what Naismith had in mind. Mavs 48-44 over NO at halftime. Mavs turn it over 11 times (after 18 on Wed), but hold NO to 31.2% FG Doncic 12-5-3 and 6 TO (all in first 7:17). Kleber 9-5 on 3-3 3pt. Ingram 10 for NO. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas9:50 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Halftime stats:
@Brandon Ingram: 10 pts, 7 ast, 4 reb
@Devonte Graham: 6 pts, 2 ast
@Herb Jones: 6 pts, 2 ast
@treymurphy: 6 pts (2/2 3PM) – 9:44 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Halftime in Dallas
🔵🔵⚪⚪
#Lexus | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/lDDc7WPU4r9:43 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
The Pelicans trail the Mavericks 48-44 at halftime. Both offenses picked up and the stars led the charge.
Brandon Ingram: 10 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 0 turnovers
Luka Doncic: 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 turnovers – 9:42 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Mavs 48, Pelicans 44
Ingram 10 pts & 7 assts
Graham 6 pts
Jones 6 pts
Pels shot 31.9 percent in the 1st half, their worst figure in any 1st half this season. Were also held to just 12 points in the paint. They’ve gotta get easier looks in the 2nd half. – 9:42 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Mavs 48, Pels 44
– Ingram: 10p, 7a, 4r
– Graham: 6p, 2/6 3P
– Herb: 6p, 2a
– JV: 4p, 5r, 2a
– Trey: 6p, 2/2 3P
Pels: 31.9 FG%, 6/18 3P, 7/10 FT
Mavs: 43.6 FG%, 6/17 3P, 8/11 FT
– Luka: 12p, 5r, 3a, 6 TO (t-career high for a 1H, all 6 in 1Q – career high for a quarter) – 9:42 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks are up 48-44 at the half. They held the Pelicans to 31.9 percent shooting, which helped Mavs overcome 11 turnovers. – 9:42 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Easy to understand why Jones wants to help on Doncic as much as possible, but watch Temple appear to say to Jonas don’t come over to double if Doncic is well guarded like this pic.twitter.com/SdfOurlGQ39:41 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
MAXI 3️⃣BER is 3-3 from deep 🔥
@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/GG69Ejbpk69:39 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavs answered a 9-0 Pelicans run with a 9-0 run of their own. This game has the runs. – 9:39 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
G. TEMP. 🔥🔥
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/QdeqIg0D709:32 PM

Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
For #Cavs: Garland, season-hi 32pts, 11-17FG, 5-6 3ptFG, game-hi 10asst, 8reb; Allen, 6th straight dbl-dbl, 28pts (ties career-hi from Mon v. DAL), 13-17FG, game-hi 13reb, 2blk; Markkanen, 15pts, 6reb, 2asst; Love, 13pts, 9reb off bench. – 9:31 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram is doing everything. Started with some solid defense, then got his shot rolling, now he’s dissecting Dallas’ D with smart offense and pivotal playmaking. – 9:31 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
BI gettin through 💨💨
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/C7rHT3Rauo9:31 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram dealing. – 9:30 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Reggie Bullock with three fouls. Takes a seat for final 4 minutes of half. Mavericks down 36-34. – 9:29 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
These are the numbers Max and I were just talking about…
Three of the top seven scorers from the 2013 NBA Draft in action this weekend as the Celtics visit Utah and Portland.
Giannis, Schroder, Hardaway and Gobert were all taken outside the lottery. pic.twitter.com/FvRcT0GFor9:29 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Tim Hardaway Jr. (quad bruise) is back on the court. – 9:27 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
This play is @steveaoki approved 👏👏👏
#MFFL pic.twitter.com/P8hSbZ72Wc9:26 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Dallas No. 4 scorer Tim Hardaway Jr. (right quad contusion) is questionable to return. Mavericks No. 2 scorer Kristaps Porzingis is a DNP tonight with knee contusion – 9:24 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Tim Hardaway Jr. (right quadriceps contusion) is available to return to tonight’s game against New Orleans. – 9:22 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
PULL UP THREE 👌
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/Q10cwFDJ0b9:21 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Good job by Trey Murphy to force a miss at the rim and then he comes down and drills his 2nd 3-pointer of the night. Pelicans on 8-0 run and only trail Mavericks 24-22.
TMIII breakout game? 🙏 – 9:20 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Trey Murphy looking like Trey Murphy again – 9:20 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
SATO AND1
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/CMBYAUOgpT9:19 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Hardaway, right quad contusion, is questionable to return. – 9:19 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Tim Hardaway Jr. (right quadriceps contusion) is questionable to return to tonight’s game against New Orleans. – 9:18 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Pelicans are on the verge of cracking 20 points. – 9:18 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
End of the first ☝️
#Pelicans pic.twitter.com/G4IMcEbdiR9:14 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks shooting 35 percent after one quarter. Sounds bad until you put it next to New Orleans’ 20.8 percent. Mavericks have a 19-14 lead, despite eight turnovers, six by Luka Doncic. – 9:12 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Mavs 19, Pelicans 14
Ingram 6 pts
Murphy 3 pts
The Pels shot 20 percent in the quarter and still only trail by 5 points. – 9:12 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Pelicans hold Dallas to 19 points.
That’s tied for the lowest an opponent has scored in the first quarter this season.
The Pelicans scored 14 points.
That’s the lowest the team has scored in a first quarter this season. – 9:12 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
It has felt like Trey Murphy has shot poorly in his rookie season but after making that corner three he’s now at 40% on three-pointers, hitting 29 of 73 attempts – 9:12 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
On Trey Murphy III’s first shot attempt, he makes the Pels first 3-pointer of the game. Rookie might need to see 30 minutes!
Pelicans have closed gap to 17-14 against Mavericks with 43.4 seconds left. Dallas takes timeout with Tim Hardaway Jr down on the group in some pain. – 9:11 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Hardaway is helped off the court ….favoring his right leg. – 9:11 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Tim Hardaway Jr. down in the corner, limping badly on way to locker room. Appears to be right leg problem. Putting some weight on it. – 9:10 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic on pace for a not-so-great triple-double in the first half alone: 6 points, 5 rebounds, 6 turnovers. – 9:09 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Eight turnovers by the Mavericks, who are league leaders in fewest giveaways per game at 12.1. – 9:07 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
8 turnovers for Dallas, which entered the game averaging the fewest turnovers (12.1) in the NBA. – 9:07 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans trail Mavericks 13-7 and we’re almost 10 minutes.
Hard to believe it’s possible for a team to score 152 points for a game if watching this first quarter. – 9:04 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
There is some terrible basketball being played in Dallas right now – 9:03 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Unbelievable. Pels are 2-of-20 — but the score is still 13-7, Dallas. Seven turnovers not helping Mavs’ cause. – 9:03 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Brandon gets the bucket 🏀
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/jV1XLyK6nQ9:02 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Pelicans are 2-of-15, yet Mavs only lead 13-7. – 9:01 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks and Pelicans scoring at a pace similar to a Southland Conference game, although the Southland Conference might take offense to that. – 9:01 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Shooting like the Pels are rn is the time to get Trey Murphy back on the court – 9:00 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Since there’s no offense to speak of, that’s three straight good defensive possessions for Brandon Ingram when guarding Luka Doncic. – 8:59 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Luka Doncic is already up to 5 turnovers in the 1st quarter.
Much different from the dominant performance we saw from him in the 1st quarter a few nights ago. – 8:57 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
I am very surprised they didn’t look at that foul on Garrett Temple. He definitely got Luka in the jaw. Probably would’ve been a flagrant 1 if they reviewed it. – 8:57 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Temple nailed Doncic in the chin. How is that not a flagrant? – 8:56 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
At the end of the third, #Cavs have a 99-72 lead.
At one point this quarter, the Cavs held a 36-point lead, which is their biggest lead of the season. They broke their previous biggest lead, which was 31 points versus both Dallas and Miami this week. – 8:53 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
After not being able to watch the Pelicans the last few games, I’ve watched the first five minutes tonight and have been reminded that this team stresses me tf out – 8:52 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Garrett Temple minutes continue to be confusing for me – 8:51 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
New Orleans starts the night 0-for-8 from the field and 2-for-4 from the free-throw line. Mavs defense is working hard, but Pelicans also are offensively challenged right now. – 8:51 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Ugly offense or great defense? Mavs lead 7-2 with 6:52 left in the first quarter.
New Orleans is 0-8 from the field, 0-4 on 3-pointers. – 8:51 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
For a moment, Luka Doncic had two fouls in the first 4:24. But the last one was changed to Dwight Powell. No. 7 instead of 77. Mavericks up 7-2 early. – 8:49 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Two extremely early fouls on Doncic. – 8:49 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
It’s 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/Zrbb0zkdUO8:47 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Two early turnovers by Doncic. – 8:46 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards trail 81-48 with 7:05 to play in the third quarter. The 33-point deficit is the largest deficit the Wizards have faced all season. The previous high: 30, on Nov. 24 in New Orleans. The Wizards lost that game 127-102. – 8:34 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Maxi Kleber apparently replacing the injured Kristaps Porzingis in the starting lineup. This is setting up for a big night from Tim Hardaway Jr. But don’t quote me. – 8:31 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavs starters: Finney-Smith, Kleber, Powell, Bullock, Doncic. – 8:15 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs vs Pelicans for the second straight game tonight, this one at @AACenter. Frank Ntilikina is available tonight after missing the last 4 with a calf strain. Porzingis who has played the last 12 is out with a left knee contusion, Maxi Kleber will start. Game at 730p on BSSW. – 8:08 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: DFS, Kleber, Powell, Bullock, Doncic
NO starters: Jones, Ingram, Valenciunas, Temple, Graham
7:40 tip @theeagledallas8:06 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/LYvTpIJZSi8:03 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Starting 5 for tonight 🖐️
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/NlPXvn7PF68:00 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters tonight:
Devonte’ Graham
Garrett Temple
Brandon Ingram
Herb Jones
Jonas Valanciunas – 8:00 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pels rolling with the same starting lineup as two nights ago:
Devonte’ Graham
Garrett Temple
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:54 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Make your Pelicans Pick N’ Roll predictions before halftime for a shot at a $200 team shop gift card courtesy of @CaesarsRewards! 💰
Check it out on the home page of the Pelicans app: https://t.co/2LbNOG6ixX pic.twitter.com/sTxTXtdpPW7:45 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Running late on the Mavericks’ Mailbag this week. In part because of a lack of sensible questions. Respond to @Eddie Sefko and I’ll answer all your burning queries. – 7:36 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Round 2 in Dallas 🤝
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/BqbOsAuZFF7:24 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Friday Fits 💧
@TISSOT | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/Y356xfuMIt7:14 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Willie Green says Josh Hart is out with left knee soreness.
We saw Hart with ice on his knee at shootaround this morning. Green said he’s hoping to have Hart back for Sunday’s game against Houston. – 7:02 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Willie Green says Josh Hart will be out tonight vs Dallas – 7:02 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Josh Hart is out tonight. “Hopefully, we can get him back by Houston,” Willie Green says. – 7:02 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kidd also lauded Burke’s “high-level” play, so “someone’s got to sit.” Sounds like Burke has worked his way up into the rotation. – 6:59 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Porzingis will miss tonight’s game against the Pelicans with a left knee contusion. – 6:57 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kidd lauded Boban’s play this season, says that on most teams, given his productivity, Boban would play 25 minutes a game. In other words, expect a lot of Boban tonight with Porzingis and C-S out. – 6:56 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
What should we expect with LeBron James’ return? How has Brandon Ingram handled a tough season in New Orleans? I talk about that & more with @JaredSGreenberg on @NBATV. Tune in at 4:10 pm PT – 6:54 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Kristaps Porzingis is out tonight with a knee bruise. – 6:52 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Per JKidd: No Porzingis (bruised knee) or WCS. Kleber becomes to starter. Nitilikina is back after missing the last week with a calf strain. 7:40 tip @theeagledallas6:52 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Kidd says Porzingis bumped knees with someone during Wednesday’s game. – 6:51 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Kristaps Porzingis is out tonight with a left knee contusion. He had 20 points Wednesday in New Orleans. – 6:51 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Kristaps Porzingis (knee contusion) is out tonight vs. #Pelicans, per Jason Kidd – 6:50 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Porzingis will not play, Kidd says. Ntilikina is active. – 6:50 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Dallas’ Kristaps Porzingis will not play tonight against New Orleans after banging knees with a Pelicans player Wednesday night, Mavs coach Jason Kidd says.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com6:50 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Frank Ntilikina (right calf strain) will be available for tonight’s game against the Pelicans.
Willie Cauley-Stein (personal reasons) and Kristaps Porzingis (left knee contusion) will miss tonight’s game. – 6:50 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Gary Clark has made it to Dallas. pic.twitter.com/CDiJORc8Dq6:36 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Here’s my key to tonight’s game: Hold Dallas below 68.7% shooting. – 5:18 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked on Pelicans is live!
🏀 Zion Williamson being held back due to soreness
🏀 When will Zion finally play?
🏀 @alex_squadron on the Birmingham Squadron and the G-League
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzBFEv
Watch on YouTube!
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New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Roster Move: Pelicans sign Gary Clark
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