New Orleans Pelicans
Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Mavericks beat the Pelicans 100-97 to start of a four-game road trip.
Basketball is back — and in some cases Monday, good basketball was back. Despite 17 first-half turnovers, Mavericks rookie guard Ricky Ledo had a final shot to win the game.
Hornets owner Tom Benson is changing his team’s nickname to the Pelicans and said the switch will create a bond with the city that could lead to a championship.