The Pelicans' season marches on without their best player, Zion Williamson. They haven't had the young star suit up all season. There were rumblings that he would return to the lineup soon, but Williamson has soreness in his surgically repaired right foot. The good news is that the team doesn't see this as more than a minor setback.
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Game Date: Dec. 3, 2021
Game Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
TV: NBA League Pass Channel 5
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The Pelicans are coming off a big loss at home against the Mavericks in their last game. They lost 139-107 in the first game of this back-to-back. The loss was somewhat surprising considering they were coming off a morale boost of a big 123-104 win against a good Clippers team just a couple days before.
They'll have to slow down Luka Dončić if they are to avoid the fate of their last game. Dončić scored 18 points in the first quarter alone, leading his team for the night with 28 points.
The Mavs outscored the Pelicans 41-23 in the first quarter, so look for Dallas to replicate that fast start tonight. With an 11-9 record, the Mavericks have been good this season but have faltered a bit as of late. This will be a good opportunity to continue to build some momentum and maintain their fourth seed in the Western Conference.
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