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What to watch for as the Dallas Mavericks host Pelicans

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks topped the Celtics on Saturday thanks to game-winning buzzer-beater from superstar Luka Doncic that fans won’t soon forget. The contest marked the return of Kristaps Porzingis and the second straight win for Dallas.

They will look to make it three straight on Monday night as they host the New Orleans Pelicans at the American Airlines Center. Zion Williamson has yet to play this season, and the Pelicans have won just one of their first ten games to open the 2021-2022 season. New Orleans has lost three straight by double-digits as they hope to get back on track in Dallas.

What will Luka do for an encore after his 33-point performance versus Boston? Here is a look at how fans can watch the Mavs versus Pelicans game on Nov. 8.

Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans: How to watch

Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavs local market), Bally Sports New Orleans (Pelicans local market)

Watch online: NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Injury updates

Maxi Kleber remains out with an oblique injury for Monday’s game, but he is the only Maverick listed on the NBA’s official injury report.

The Pelicans will be without Zion Williamson (foot) and Daulton Hommes (leg) on Nov. 8. They also listed Brandon Ingram (hip) and Herbert Jones (ankle) as questionable to face the Mavericks.

Fans should be sure to check Twitter just before tipoff for all the latest on Ingram’s status and any breaking news.

Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans storyline to watch: More Luka magic?

Fans will remember the game-winning shot on Saturday night, but it was Luka Doncic’s best game of the season, even without it, after had 33 points on 12 of 21 shooting from the field. Luka made five of his ten 3-point attempts, despite hitting just 25.4 percent from deep in his first eight contests. It appeared to be the game that snapped him out of an early-season funk.

What will Doncic do as an encore? The 22-year-old superstar is still looking for his first triple-double of the season, and Saturday’s game was just his second 30-point scoring performance. The Pelicans rank 27th in defensive rating, and they struggle to stop opposing ball-handlers, which should open the door for a monster night from Luka.

Fans will not want to miss Monday night’s game. The Dallas Mavericks will be looking to make it three straight wins, and they should expect Luka Doncic to have a monster performance against the Pelicans. One that will have supporters amped up, so please do not miss a second of action on Nov. 8.

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