Mavericks start hot-handed to beat Pelicans, 139-107
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 18 of his team-high 28 points in the first quarter and dished out 14 assists in 27 minutes to power the Dallas Mavericks to a 139-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.
Dallas set a franchise record by shooting 57 of 83 from the floor (68.7%), beating the previous high of 67.7% from March 24, 1983.
Doncic went 7 of 8 from the floor in the Mavericks’ 41-point first quarter — their highest-scoring period of the season in which they shot 73% from the floor (16 of 22).
Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas.
New Orleans was paced by Brandon Ingram with 29 points.
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