Despite good Nowitzki: Pelicans too strong for Mavs
The Dallas Mavericks are beaten by the New Orleans Pelicans in the final stage. Dirk Nowitzki plays well, but has no chance against Anthony Davis.
The Dallas Mavericks have suffered their third consecutive defeat in the NBA.
The Mavs had nothing against the New Orleans Pelicans with the outstanding Anthony Davis (37 points, 8 rebounds) and lost 105:115 (schedule/results).
With the Mavs Dirk Nowtzki (together with Harrison Barnes) was the best thrower with 19 points and the German also managed three rebounds.
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“We’ve given everything. We’ve had a few defensive dropouts, but they’re a strong team on the offensive,” said Mavs coach Rick Carlisle, “They’re one of the better teams in the West and we were at eye level with them.
Dallas got as close as 103:106, but the Pelicans scored the next six points (NBA tables).
The Mavs have left after the 49th. Defeat of the season in 71. Keep playing third to last of the Western Conference, New Orleans is fifth on the playoff course.
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