Davis and the Pelicans take on the Mavericks
New Orleans Pelicans (30-42, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (28-41, 13th in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Anthony Davis leads New Orleans into a matchup against Dallas. He currently ranks ninth in the league scoring 26.3 points per game.
The Mavericks are 3-9 against the rest of their division. Dallas is 9-19 in games decided by at least 10 points.
The Pelicans are 20-25 against conference opponents. New Orleans is third in the league scoring 115.8 points per game while shooting 47.5 percent. The Pelicans won the last meeting between these two squads 114-112 on Dec. 28. Davis led the way with 48 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Luka Doncic has averaged 21 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Mavericks. Jalen Brunson has averaged 4.7 assists and 16.1 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.
Davis is averaging 26.3 points, 12.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Pelicans. Elfrid Payton has averaged 9.2 rebounds and added 11.1 points per game over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pelicans: 3-7, averaging 116.7 points, 47.9 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 8.5 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting.
Mavericks: 2-8, averaging 103.8 points, 41.6 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points on 48.5 percent shooting.
Mavericks Injuries: Kristaps Porzingis: out for season (knee), J.J. Barea: out for season (lower leg), Luka Doncic: day to day (right knee contusion).
Pelicans Injuries: Trevon Bluiett: out (thumb), E’Twaun Moore: out (quad), Jrue Holiday: out (abdominal strain).