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In the absence of Ingram, Jones, and Williamson, Pelicans Edge Mavericks

Tuesday night, Trey Murphy III scored 22 points to help the struggling New Orleans Pelicans defeat the Dallas Mavericks 113-111 despite the recent phenomenal play of Luka Doncic. In addition to Zion Williamson (hip bruise) and Brandon Ingram (concussion protocol), the Pelicans were without a third starter, Herb Jones (hyperextended knee), their best defensive player, and two of their top three scorers.

 

The Pelicans answered with a full-court press in which eight players scored in double figures. This featured Dyson Daniels, a rookie and first-round pick, who ended with 11 points in 22 minutes on 4-of-5 shooting after scoring his first points of his professional career on a jump hook in the second quarter.

Murphy made all eight of his shots, including four three-pointers. Along the way, he made several baskets as well, including a tip-in with six minutes left and a soaring slam in the third quarter. Doncic finished with 37 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists, but his last-second 3-point shot hit the front rim.

 

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