Doncic, Mavericks start hot-handed to beat Pelicans 139-107


              Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans forward Garrett Temple (41) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
            
              Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd points in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
            
              Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans forward Herbert Jones (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker (6) cannot get a shot off at the buzzer against Dallas Mavericks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans head coach Willie Green points next to New Orleans Pelicans guard Devonte' Graham (4) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
            
              Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) dunks on New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
            
              Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) passes against New Orleans Pelicans forward Garrett Temple (41) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
            
              Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) dunks against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
Doncic, Mavericks start hot-handed to beat Pelicans 139-107