The Smoking Cuban
Mavs News

Mavericks fall to Pelicans behind listless performance

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks fell immediately back to earth after a historic shooting performance on Wednesday night. The New Orleans Pelicans came to Texas and dominated the Mavs 107-91 in a revenge game on Dec. 3. Luka Doncic and his teammates just could not find their shots on Friday evening.

Kristaps Porzingis suffered a knee injury as the team’s squared off on Wednesday that kept him out on Dec. 3. The Mavs missed the Unicorn’s floor spacing and scoring at the American Airlines Center.

It was a night to forget for the Mavericks as they were dominated by Pelicans on their home floor. Dallas failed to score as they just could not find their shots in the game after breaking the record for highest shooting percentage in a game.

Dallas Mavericks fall to Pelicans behind listless performance

Luka has scored more than 20 points in 13 straight games after Friday’s loss. The 22-year-old finished with 21 points, ten rebounds, and seven assists against the Pels, but he had seven turnovers and shot just seven of 20 from the field.

Doncic was far from the only Maverick that struggled from the field. Tim Hardaway Jr. was just three of 11 as the team made ten of 34. It was an ugly performance all around as the team made just ten of 34 threes and shot 40.5 percent from the field.

Jalen Brunson stood out for Dallas with 16 points on seven of 11 shooting from the field. He also had three rebounds and three dimes on Friday night.

The Dallas Mavericks lacked energy and did not score enough. They shot poorly and things just never clicked. All the Mavs can do is flush it and move on.

There is no time to rest for Dallas as the Mavericks are back in action on Saturday night as they host the Memphis Grizzlies for the top spot in the Southwest Division. Fans will not want to miss that game as the Mavs look to bounce back, so please tune in and enjoy.

Next. Grading the Mavs after 20 games. dark