The New Orleans Pelicans play host to the Dallas Mavericks at Smoothie King Center on Tuesday evening. This marks the second game of a three-game home stand for the Pelicans (6-14), after they fell short against the Thunder in their most recent contest. The Pelicans have lost two in a row at home, where they have a 4-6 record. They are averaging 114.7 points per game, which is seventh most in the league, but are giving up an average of 118.9 points per game, which is third most in the league. They are shooting 38.3 percent from long range, which is fourth best in the league. Brandon Ingram leads New Orleans with 25.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.4 points, 7.1 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. J.J. Redick remains a solid offensive option, averaging 15.2 points, while shooting 47 percent from long range, in 29 minutes per game. Meanwhile, this marks the third and final game of a road trip for the Mavericks (13-6), where they have gone 2-0, with a win over the Suns, followed by an impressive, 114-100 win over the Lakers, in their most recent contest. The Mavs have won seven of their last 10 games, overall. Luka Doncic continues to play out of his mind, as he is averaging 30.6 points, 9.9 rebounds, 9.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 17.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. Tim Hardaway Jr. has been playing well lately, averaging 13.4 points on 44 percent shooting, over his last 10 games. The Mavs are averaging 117.8 points per game, which is fourth most in the league. They are making 14.6 threes per game, which is third most in the league.
December 3, 2019