Is Kyrie Irving playing tonight? Latest injury updates for Mavericks at Pelicans, March 8

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Dallas Mavericks star Kyrie Irving delivered the knockout blow to defeat the Jazz on Tuesday night. It was Kyrie’s third straight 30-point game, and he is finally hitting his stride with his new team.

The Mavs are traveling to New Orleans to face the Pelicans on the second night of a back-to-back set on March 8. It is their third game in four nights, and every contest matters in the crowded Western Conference. The Pelicans are fighting to reach the postseason, and they need every victory, so expect them to be ready to take down the tired Mavericks.

Will Kyrie play on Wednesday night in New Orleans? Who sits for the Mavericks on the second night of a back-to-back set? Get the latest injury updates here.

Will Kyrie Irving play in Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans on March 8?

Irving will help lead the Mavs charge in New Orleans on Wednesday night. He played in both ends of his first back-to-back following the blockbuster trade, and fans should expect him to give Dallas a chance to win against the shorthanded Pelicans.

Dallas Mavericks' full injury report vs. New Orleans Pelicans on March 8

The Mavs ruled out Maxi Kleber (hamstring) and JaVale McGee (ankle) for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. Reggie Bullock is listed as a doubtful after suffering a quad injury in Tuesday's win over the Jazz, and Luka Doncic is not on the injury report. Number 77 will play in both ends of a back-to-back for just the fourth time this season.

The Pelicans are without Zion Williamson (hamstring), Larry Nance Jr. (ankle), Jose Alvarado (leg), and E.J. Liddell (knee) for Wednesday’s game against the Mavericks.

Kyrie Irving's injury history

Irving has missed just one game since joining the Mavericks, and Dallas is 5-5 when he has played. They are 2-0 with Kyrie in the lineup and Luka Doncic sitting out, though. Can they make it three straight wins if number 77 sits on Wednesday night?

Will Kyrie Irving pair with Luka Doncic tonight?

Both superstars are expected to play on Wednesday night in New Orleans. Luka Doncic is playing through a thigh injury, but it has not slowed him down in recent games. Expect both to put on a show in a must-win against the Pelicans.

Dallas Mavericks' next 5 opponents

The Mavericks play five of their next six games on the road, including three against the Memphis Grizzlies. A difficult stretch of games lies ahead for Dallas, and Wednesday’s game against the Pelicans will not be easy. Can the Mavs rise to the challenge?

Here is a closer look at their next five games after Wednesday’s matchup in New Orleans.

Saturday, March 11 at Memphis Grizzlies at 7:00 p.m. CT

Monday, March 13 vs. Memphis Grizzlies at 6:30 p.m. CT

Wednesday, March 15 at San Antonio Spurs at 7:30 p.m. CT

Friday, March 17 at Los Angeles Lakers at 9:30 p.m. CT

Monday, March 20 at Memphis Grizzlies at 7:00 p.m. CT

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