Doncic and his crew beat 108–92 the shorthanded Pelicans handing them their 7th consecutive loss
Luka Doncic scored 25 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jalen Brunson added 17 apiece and the Dallas Mavericks won the second straight game at home by beating 108–92 New Orlean Pelicans on Monday night.
“The confidence is always growing,” Brunson said. “Part of that just comes from my work ethic. That’s where my confidence starts. As long as I keep doing that for my team, my confidence is going to be there.”
Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Josh Hart scored a season-high 22 for the Pelicans. New Orleans lost by double figures each time on a four-game trip that matched its longest of the season.
Zion Williamson remains out because of a broken right foot and New Orleans keeps losing games and have a terrible record 1–10 and have established themselves in the bottom of the Western Conference.
Pelicans, also, didn’t have Brandon Ingram and Herbert Jones because of injuries. Ingram missed his fifth consecutive game with a right hip contusion. Jones was out for a third in a row with left ankle soreness.
“It’s part of what we have to go through as a team,” coach Willie Green said. “No excuses, but we’re not healthy. We’re not whole. We really don’t know what we’re going to look like, but I believe this experience for all these guys is so valuable.”
Mavericks will have a difficult trip to Chicago on Wednesday to face the Bulls. Donovan’s group has a three-game winning streak against the Mavs.
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