The Pelicans will want to move on from a 134-139 loss at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves, a game in which Lonzo Ball contributed 26 points (9-of-12 shooting), 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Jrue Holiday managed 27 points (10-of-16 FG), 12 assists and 3 offensive rebounds.
The Mavericks will want to move on from a 107-109 loss to the Chicago Bulls, a game in which Boban Marjanovic contributed 14 points (7-of-11 shooting), 5 offensive rebounds and 12 rebounds.
Will Tim Hardaway Jr. replicate his 26 point performance in the last game’s loss to the Bulls? This season, the Mavs claimed 3 wins in the 3 times they met head-to-head. The Mavs has outscored 2 times out of the previous 2 matchups between the teams.
Pelicans have won just 2 games of their last 5 contests. Both teams will be featuring their full lineups with no crucial players sitting out the contest. The Pels are much better at defense than the Mavs; they rank No. 16 in steals, while the Mavs rank just No. 28.
The Mavs had 2 days to recuperate, while the Pelicans are playing back-to-back. The Mavericks next matchups are home vs MEM, home vs IND, away vs SAS. Get all the Mavs tickets with no fees at TickPick. Top seats to Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans at American Airlines Center starting from 39 dollars!