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Game Thread: Pelicans without several key players but Mavericks missing Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis

No Lonzo Ball or Jaxson Hayes for New Orleans

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

There will be a slew of players missing from Saturday’s matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks. Headlining the list are Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.

The Mavericks will also be without Willie Cauley-Stein, Tyrell Terry and JJ Redick; however, Nicolo Melli is expected to be in uniform for Rick Carlisle.

The Pelicans will not have the services of Lonzo Ball for a fourth consecutive game and Jaxson Hayes will also sit out after landing awkwardly on his wrist in last night’s action against the Nuggets.

However, Stan Van Gundy stated to pregame media that James Johnson and Wesley Iwundu are available to play as needed.

The Mavericks will be without their two stars, but the Pelicans will have Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram racing up and down the court.

Let’s take care of business and put a W in the book, fellas.

For more on tonight’s matchup, please give our preview a read.

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (19-25) vs Dallas Mavericks (23-20)

When: March 27, 8:00 p.m. Central

Where to watch: FSNOLA, FSSW

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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