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Mavericks vs Pelicans Preview: A Mid-Season Group Play game

The second of two straight against New Orleans

In Season Tournament - Dallas Mavericks v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks (8-2) play the New Orleans Pelicans (4-6) for the second straight time, still in New Orleans. The game starts at 7:00 pm and is on Bally Sports Southwest. The previous matchup on Sunday night saw the Mavericks run the Pelicans off the floor in the third quarter. This game matters beyond division play, it’s a game in the “group play” portion of the NBA Mid-Season tournament and Dallas has a chance to hold a 2-1 record after falling to the Nuggets but annihilating the Clippers. Now, on to the other important things to know:

  • WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans
  • WHAT: Mid-season Tournament group play
  • WHERE: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • :WHEN: 7:00 pm CST
  • HOW: Bally Sports Southwest

Maxi Kleber is still listed as out and will be for some time for the Mavericks. For the Pelicans, Herb Jones is listed as questionable as of this writing. Jose Alvarado, CJ McCollum, Trey Murphy, EJ Liddell, and now Larry Nance Jr. are all injured.

There’s a good, longer preview here written last night. We also have the betting piece as well. On top of the game-day coverage, there’s this bit on Dereck Lively II. Last, there’s the weekly grades for the Mavericks.

It would be great if the Mavericks could crush the Pelicans again, but beating the same team twice is hard and blowing them off the floor is harder. Still, the Pelicans are not in a good place, and it would be great if the Mavericks rolled them.

Thanks so much for hanging out. There’s another game tomorrow night, also on the road, so we’ll see what content we turn around tonight! Go Mava.