The winner of the Luka Doncic game fell to the Mavs Pelicans

On Tuesday, he managed to get the job done against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.

The Dallas Mavericks came out flat out of the gate in a 113-111 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

Played without Brandon Ingram and Herb Jones. New Orleans was playing without three starts

Scoring 40 out of 56, it became a point to attack the paint early and often.

The Pelicans set up an early 21-8 lead, with 7:17 remaining and before the Mavs called a timeout to dismiss Javle McGee in exchange for Christian Wood.

There was a clear lack of paint presence on McGee's part which did not improve his 12-minute action.

The Mavs knocked out the Pelicans 33-26 in the second half and reduced their deficit to 66-64 at halftime.

New Orleans later came off with a 15–3 run and left in a 6:00 regulation to take a 106–100 lead.