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New Orleans Pelicans (23-29)


Sat. 11/27 Mon. 11/29 Wed. 12/1 Fri. 12/3 Sun. 12/5
@ UTA
L 105-127
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@ LAC
W 123-104
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vs. DAL
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 PM CT23:00
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@ DAL
5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST5:30 UAE (+1)02:3020:30 ET7:30 PM CT23:30
@ HOU
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 PM CT22:00

Improving Pelicans put faith in Jonas Valanciunas, prepare for Mavs

Jonas Valanciunas' career-best 3-point shooting reminded his New Orleans Pelicans teammates of Dirk Nowitzki.

The struggling Dallas Mavericks are in need of some Nowitzki-like long-range shooting as they visit the improving Pelicans on Wednesday night.

"The guys were calling him 'Dirk Valanciunas,'" Pelicans coach Willie Green said with a smile after the 6-foot-11 center made 7-of-8 three-pointers while scoring a career-best 39 points in a 123-104 victory against the Clippers on Monday night in Los Angeles.

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Leaders
Points: Brandon Ingram21.4
Rebounds: Jonas Valanciunas12.4
Assists: Devonte' Graham4.6
FG%: Jonas Valanciunas51.2%
Steals: Herbert Jones1.55
Blocks: Jonas Valanciunas0.87
Defense (Rank)
Points: 109.3 (23)
Rebounds: 43.7 (7)
Assists: 24.2 (20)
FG%: 46.7% (26)
FT%: 77.1% (15)
3P%: 37.0% (27)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 102.8 (27)
Rebounds: 46.0 (12)
Assists: 23.9 (11)
FG%: 42.9% (27)
FT%: 81.7% (2)
3P%: 33.7% (17)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Dallas 10 9 .526 --
Memphis 11 10 .524 --
San Antonio 6 13 .316 4.0
New Orleans 6 17 .261 6.0
Houston 4 16 .200 6.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/19/2021 Didi Louzada League Suspension
10/20/2021 Jonas Valanciunas Re-Signed
10/15/2021 John Petty Jr. Waived
10/14/2021 John Petty Jr. Signed as Free Agent
10/13/2021 James Banks III Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/20/2021 Zion Williamson Right foot fracture
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