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Doncic scores 33, powers Mavericks past Pelicans, 118-97

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Luka Doncic has Dallas coach Rick Carlisle searching for new superlatives to describe his second-year star.

Doncic scored 15 of his 33 points in the third quarter and grabbed 18 rebounds in just 28 minutes to power the Mavericks to a 118-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.

''Eighteen rebounds is a lot. That's a lot of rebounds for a point guard,'' the normally measured Carlisle said with a smile. ''I don't care what planet you're from. That's tremendous.''

Doncic shot 9 of 18 from the field, making five 3-pointers, and hit 10 of 13 free throws to lead the Mavericks to their eighth victory in the last nine games.

The 6-foot-7 Doncic had 12 points the first quarter and then broke open a three-point game by scoring 15 of the Mavericks' 25 points in the final 9:18 of the third, when Dallas built a 84-75 lead. Two of Doncic's jumpers came from at least 25 feet with no defender in his face.

''I can shoot from halfcourt, too,'' Doncic said with a laugh.

''He has unlimited range,'' said Dallas center Kristaps Porzingis, who was saddled with early foul trouble and played only 18 minutes, allowing him to watch the Doncic show. ''Not only that, but he can get to the rim any time he wants and facilitate for others. He's hooping right now.''

Or, as Dallas owner Mark Cuban said when walking out of the Mavericks' locker room: ''He's unbelievable.''

Dallas led by as many as 18 points in the fourth quarter and coasted home. Doncic said his rebounding wasn't that difficult against the Pelicans.

''I felt like the ball was just coming into my hands after they missed,'' he said. ''I didn't even know I had 18.''

Seth Curry added 19 points off the bench for the Mavericks, and Tim Hardaway Jr. and Maxi Kleber each had 12.

Brandon Ingram scored 24 points and Jrue Holiday had 18 for New Orleans, which lost its sixth consecutive game.

Doncic had 18 points and eight rebounds to spark the Mavericks to a 59-53 halftime lead. The Mavs overcame a sloppy offensive start in which they committed five turnovers in the first 3:44 and also misfired on 23 of their first 29 shots.

The Pelicans scored the first 11 points of the second quarter to take a 35-24 lead, but Dallas responded with a 27-11 run, getting most of its firepower from the bench. Backup point guard J.J. Barea nailed back-to-back 3-pointers and added a driving bank shot to lead the surge.

New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said his team played well enough defensively but could not overcome 27% 3-point shooting and 40% shooting overall.

''You've got to be able to score, and we couldn't get the ball in the basket tonight,'' Gentry said. ''We missed 12 layups. We missed 21 shots in the paint.''

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Porzingis finished with seven points. ... The Mavericks won just nine road games all last season but are 8-2 away from home this season. . Carlisle said Justin Jackson's improved play is in part due to his summer work, when he put on 15 pounds of muscle. ''He's a guy that gives us a lot of versatility.''

Pelicans: Lonzo Ball was 2 of 10 from 3-point range. . Gentry is trying to solve his team's end-of-game woes. ''We have a tendency to fall off, especially in the last six minutes of the game. It's almost as if we play isolation basketball. We've got to get away from that.'' . Gentry marveled at Doncic's wise-beyond-his-years game. ''He's been doing this since he was 15 years old. He's been playing with grown men. He was European player of the year when he was 18.''

AWARD WINNER

Doncic was chosen the Western Conference player of the month for November, and Carlisle said it was richly deserved. ''He's been great really from the start of the entire season,'' Carlisle said. ''It's really cool. The guy's fun to watch, and he's a great competitor.''

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host Minnesota on Wednesday.

Pelicans: Host Phoenix on Thursday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:46   Kristaps Porzingis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:43   Defensive rebound by Jaxson Hayes  
11:28   Lonzo Ball missed jump shot, blocked by Kristaps Porzingis  
11:25   Defensive rebound by Dwight Powell  
11:18   Lost ball turnover on Luka Doncic, stolen by Brandon Ingram  
11:13 +2 JJ Redick made jump shot, assist by Brandon Ingram 0-2
10:57   Out of bounds turnover on Dorian Finney-Smith  
10:48 +2 Brandon Ingram made dunk 0-4
10:22   Tim Hardaway Jr. missed 3-pt. fade-away jump shot  
10:22   DAL team rebound  
10:23   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
10:06   Jrue Holiday missed driving layup  
10:03   Defensive rebound by Kristaps Porzingis  
9:56   Tim Hardaway Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:51   Defensive rebound by Brandon Ingram  
9:46   Jrue Holiday missed layup, blocked by Kristaps Porzingis  
9:47   NO team rebound  
9:43   JJ Redick missed jump shot  
9:40   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
9:34 +3 Luka Doncic made 3-pt. jump shot 3-4
9:21 +2 JJ Redick made layup, assist by Jrue Holiday 3-6
9:09   Luka Doncic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:09   Defensive rebound by JJ Redick  
9:02   Out of bounds turnover on Jrue Holiday  
8:52   Bad pass turnover on Luka Doncic, stolen by Brandon Ingram  
8:30   Brandon Ingram missed jump shot  
8:27   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
8:19   Bad pass turnover on Luka Doncic, stolen by Brandon Ingram  
8:00   Jrue Holiday missed fade-away jump shot, blocked by Kristaps Porzingis  
7:57   Offensive rebound by Jrue Holiday  
7:53 +2 Jrue Holiday made reverse layup 3-8
7:35 +3 Kristaps Porzingis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Luka Doncic 6-8
7:29   Lonzo Ball missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:25   Defensive rebound by Tim Hardaway Jr.  
7:19   Tim Hardaway Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:16   Defensive rebound by Lonzo Ball  
7:10 +2 JJ Redick made jump shot 6-10
6:52   Luka Doncic missed jump shot  
6:48   Defensive rebound by JJ Redick  
6:44   JJ Redick missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:41   Defensive rebound by Kristaps Porzingis  
6:32   Kristaps Porzingis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:27   Defensive rebound by Lonzo Ball  
6:18 +3 Lonzo Ball made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by JJ Redick 6-13
6:06   Shooting foul on Jaxson Hayes  
6:06   Luka Doncic missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:06   DAL team rebound  
6:06 +1 Luka Doncic made 2nd of 2 free throws 7-13
5:50   JJ Redick missed jump shot, blocked by Kristaps Porzingis  
5:47   Defensive rebound by Dorian Finney-Smith  
5:40   Kristaps Porzingis missed layup  
5:37   Offensive rebound by Kristaps Porzingis  
5:37 +2 Kristaps Porzingis made dunk 9-13
5:33   Lonzo Ball missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:29   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
5:17 +3 Luka Doncic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tim Hardaway Jr. 12-13
5:03   Shooting foul on Kristaps Porzingis  
5:03 +1 Jrue Holiday made 1st of 2 free throws 12-14
5:03   Jrue Holiday missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:01   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
4:53   Shooting foul on Jaxson Hayes  
4:53 +1 Luka Doncic made 1st of 2 free throws 13-14
4:53   Luka Doncic missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:51   Defensive rebound by Josh Hart  
4:33   Lonzo Ball missed layup  
4:29   Offensive rebound by Nicolo Melli  
4:19   Jrue Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:17   DAL team rebound  
4:05   Luka Doncic missed floating jump shot  
4:06   Offensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
4:06   Shooting foul on Jrue Holiday  
4:06 +1 Luka Doncic made 1st of 2 free throws 14-14
4:06 +1 Luka Doncic made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-14
3:53 +2 Jrue Holiday made finger-roll layup 15-16
3:44   Luka Doncic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:39   Defensive rebound by Nicolo Melli  
3:25   Jrue Holiday missed reverse layup  
3:21   Defensive rebound by Delon Wright  
3:14 +2 Dorian Finney-Smith made driving layup, assist by Delon Wright 17-16
3:14   Shooting foul on JJ Redick  
3:14 +1 Dorian Finney-Smith made free throw 18-16
3:04   JJ Redick missed finger-roll layup  
3:01   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
2:54   Dorian Finney-Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:52   NO team rebound  
2:41   Nicolo Melli missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:39   DAL team rebound  
2:27   Maxi Kleber missed alley-oop shot  
2:25   Defensive rebound by Nicolo Melli  
2:22 +3 Josh Hart made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Frank Jackson 18-19
2:08   Maxi Kleber missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:04   Offensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
2:02 +2 Luka Doncic made layup 20-19
1:53   Out of bounds turnover on Nicolo Melli  
1:43   Shooting foul on Nicolo Melli  
1:43 +1 Maxi Kleber made 1st of 2 free throws 21-19
1:43 +1 Maxi Kleber made 2nd of 2 free throws 22-19
1:38   Personal foul on Seth Curry  
1:33   Shooting foul on Seth Curry  
1:33   Jrue Holiday missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:33   NO team rebound  
1:33 +1 Jrue Holiday made 2nd of 2 free throws 22-20
1:17   Tim Hardaway Jr. missed jump shot  
1:13   Defensive rebound by Nicolo Melli  
1:08   Bad pass turnover on Frank Jackson, stolen by Delon Wright  
1:03   Justin Jackson missed layup, blocked by Nicolo Melli  
0:59   Offensive rebound by Maxi Kleber  
0:57   Delon Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:54   Defensive rebound by JJ Redick  
0:49 +2 Nicolo Melli made fade-away jump shot, assist by JJ Redick 22-22
0:36   Personal foul on Josh Hart  
0:36 +1 Jalen Brunson made 1st of 2 free throws 23-22
0:36 +1 Jalen Brunson made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-22
0:29 +2 Jrue Holiday made driving dunk 24-24
0:10   Jalen Brunson missed fade-away jump shot  
0:07   Offensive rebound by Maxi Kleber  
0:06   Tim Hardaway Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:03   Defensive rebound by JJ Redick  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:45 +3 Nicolo Melli made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Ingram 24-27
11:26   Kristaps Porzingis missed jump shot  
11:25   Defensive rebound by Josh Hart  
11:25   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
11:25 +1 Brandon Ingram made free throw 24-28
11:09   Shooting foul on Justin Jackson  
11:09 +1 Brandon Ingram made 1st of 2 free throws 24-29
11:09 +1 Brandon Ingram made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-30
11:02   Offensive foul on Kristaps Porzingis  
11:02   Turnover on Kristaps Porzingis  
10:40   Nicolo Melli missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:36   Defensive rebound by Justin Jackson  
10:29   J.J. Barea missed driving layup  
10:27   Defensive rebound by Nicolo Melli  
10:24 +3 Josh Hart made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nicolo Melli 24-33
9:57   J.J. Barea missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Josh Hart  
9:47   Shooting foul on Kristaps Porzingis  
9:47 +1 Brandon Ingram made 1st of 2 free throws 24-34
9:47 +1 Brandon Ingram made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-35
9:39   Delon Wright missed turnaround jump shot  
9:36   Defensive rebound by Lonzo Ball  
9:36   Personal foul on Delon Wright  
9:20   Nicolo Melli missed turnaround jump shot  
9:18   Defensive rebound by Delon Wright  
9:11   Delon Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:08   Defensive rebound by Josh Hart  
8:57   Out of bounds turnover on Frank Jackson  
8:43 +2 Seth Curry made floating jump shot, assist by J.J. Barea 26-35
8:33 +2 Brandon Ingram made driving layup 26-37
8:20   Seth Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:17   Defensive rebound by Brandon Ingram  
8:08   Bad pass turnover on Brandon Ingram, stolen by Dorian Finney-Smith  
8:02 +2 J.J. Barea made layup 28-37
7:49   Bad pass turnover on Josh Hart, stolen by Dwight Powell  
7:45 +2 Dorian Finney-Smith made driving layup, assist by J.J. Barea 30-37
7:27   Traveling violation turnover on Lonzo Ball  
7:17 +3 Seth Curry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by J.J. Barea 33-37
6:53   Frank Jackson missed driving layup  
6:50   Defensive rebound by J.J. Barea  
6:44 +2 Dwight Powell made dunk, assist by J.J. Barea 35-37
6:23 +2 Brandon Ingram made reverse layup 35-39
6:12   Violation  
5:59 +3 J.J. Barea made 3-pt. jump shot 38-39
5:49 +2 Jaxson Hayes made driving layup, assist by Lonzo Ball 38-41
5:36   J.J. Barea missed driving layup  
5:36   DAL team rebound  
5:27 +3 J.J. Barea made 3-pt. jump shot 41-41
5:06 +2 Jaxson Hayes made turnaround jump shot, assist by Brandon Ingram 41-43
4:49   Dorian Finney-Smith missed driving layup  
4:44   Defensive rebound by Jaxson Hayes  
4:41   Lonzo Ball missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:37   Defensive rebound by Dorian Finney-Smith  
4:32   Personal foul on Brandon Ingram  
4:28   Luka Doncic missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Jrue Holiday  
4:25   Defensive rebound by Brandon Ingram  
4:19 +3 E'Twaun Moore made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Ingram 41-46
4:05 +3 Tim Hardaway Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Luka Doncic 44-46
3:52   Jrue Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:50   Defensive rebound by Tim Hardaway Jr.  
3:45   Shooting foul on Jaxson Hayes  
3:45 +1 Seth Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 45-46
3:45 +1 Seth Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-46
3:31   JJ Redick missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:28   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
3:19 +2 Luka Doncic made jump shot 48-46
3:09   Out of bounds turnover on JJ Redick  
2:57 +3 Luka Doncic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Seth Curry 51-46
2:40 +3 JJ Redick made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jrue Holiday 51-49
2:22 +2 Tim Hardaway Jr. made driving layup, assist by Luka Doncic 53-49
2:05   Jrue Holiday missed driving layup  
2:01   Offensive rebound by Jrue Holiday  
2:01 +2 Jrue Holiday made dunk 53-51
1:47   Lost ball turnover on Tim Hardaway Jr., stolen by Nicolo Melli  
1:34   JJ Redick missed layup  
1:31   Defensive rebound by Seth Curry  
1:27   Personal foul on Jrue Holiday  
1:22   Seth Curry missed jump shot  
1:20   Offensive rebound by Maxi Kleber  
1:16 +3 Tim Hardaway Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dorian Finney-Smith 56-51
1:01   Brandon Ingram missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:58   Offensive rebound by Nicolo Melli  
0:57   Bad pass turnover on Nicolo Melli, stolen by Tim Hardaway Jr.  
0:55 +2 Tim Hardaway Jr. made dunk 58-51
0:37 +2 Jrue Holiday made driving layup 58-53
0:21   Personal foul on Nicolo Melli  
0:21 +1 Luka Doncic made 1st of 2 free throws 59-53
0:21   Luka Doncic missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
0:19   Defensive rebound by Brandon Ingram  
0:04   Personal foul on Dorian Finney-Smith  
0:00   Brandon Ingram missed jump shot  
0:00   NO team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:44 +3 Lonzo Ball made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by JJ Redick 59-56
11:30   Traveling violation turnover on Luka Doncic  
11:23   JJ Redick missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:20   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
11:08   Luka Doncic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:05   Defensive rebound by JJ Redick  
10:52   Jaxson Hayes missed layup  
10:50   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
10:35   Kristaps Porzingis missed jump shot  
10:32   Defensive rebound by Jrue Holiday  
10:29   JJ Redick missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:25   Defensive rebound by Kristaps Porzingis  
10:09   Kristaps Porzingis missed turnaround jump shot  
10:06   Defensive rebound by Jaxson Hayes  
9:56   Brandon Ingram missed jump shot  
9:51   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
9:46 +2 Dorian Finney-Smith made dunk, assist by Tim Hardaway Jr. 61-56
9:36   Lonzo Ball missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:34   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
9:19 +2 Luka Doncic made driving layup 63-56
9:01   Shooting foul on Kristaps Porzingis  
9:01 +1 Jaxson Hayes made 1st of 2 free throws 63-57
9:01   Jaxson Hayes missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
8:59   Defensive rebound by Kristaps Porzingis  
8:50   Dorian Finney-Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:46   Defensive rebound by Jaxson Hayes  
8:43   JJ Redick missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:40   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
8:31 +3 Luka Doncic made 3-pt. jump shot 66-57
8:12 +2 Jaxson Hayes made reverse layup, assist by Jrue Holiday 66-59
8:00   Personal foul on Jrue Holiday  
7:51   Kristaps Porzingis missed jump shot  
7:49   Offensive rebound by Kristaps Porzingis  
7:49   Shooting foul on JJ Redick  
7:49 +1 Kristaps Porzingis made 1st of 2 free throws 67-59
7:49 +1 Kristaps Porzingis made 2nd of 2 free throws 68-59
7:31 +2 Brandon Ingram made reverse layup, assist by Lonzo Ball 68-61
7:13   Kristaps Porzingis missed turnaround jump shot, blocked by Brandon Ingram  
7:09   Defensive rebound by Lonzo Ball  
7:00   Lonzo Ball missed 3-pt. jump shot