Trey Murphy III hit all eight of his shots for 22 points, and New Orleans overcame Luka Doncic’s latest prolific performance to beat the Dallas Mavericks 113-111 on Tuesday night.
With Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson out of the lineup, the type of all-hands-on-deck effort that short-handed New Orleans sought.
Jose Alvarado set a fiery tone from the opening tip, and eight Pelicans players scored more than 10 points apiece.
Naji Marshall scored 15 points in a spot start. CJ McCollum and Devonte Graham each scored 14 points, with McCollum also assisting on 11 occasions. Jonas Valanciunas and Jose Alvarado each scored 13, and Larry Nance Jr. scored 11 points.
Doncic scored 37 points with 11 rebounds and seven assists, but his 3-point attempt at the final horn bounced off the front rim.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 23 points for Dallas, and former Pelican Christian Wood scored 23.