Mavericks at Pelicans
5 p.m. Sunday, Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavericks 30-14; Pelicans 22-21
About the Mavericks: Rick Carlisle will be making his second attempt at becoming the 24th coach in NBA history with at least 600 wins. ... Dallas was outrebounded 47-30 in Friday’s 102-98 home loss to the Chicago Bulls. The Mavs are tied for 19th in the league at 42.1 rebounds per game. ... Dallas and last-place Minnesota are the only Western Conference teams that have a better road record than home record. The Mavs are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 16-7 overall. ... Center Tyson Chandler has 19 double-doubles this season and is second in the NBA in field-goal shooting (67.1 percent) and fourth in rebounding (12.2 per game). ... The Mavs will return home Tuesday to host Memphis before a three-game road trip that starts Wednesday in Houston.
About the Pelicans: New Orleans would have a nine-game winning streak if not for reprehensible losses to Charlotte, Boston, Philadelphia and New York. During that span, the Pelicans defeated Memphis (106-95) and red-hot Detroit (105-94). ... New Orleans won its past two games, beating the Lakers (96-80) and Timberwolves (92-84). ... Anthony Davis will start in next month’s All-Star Game. He leads the NBA in blocks (2.9 per game) and is tied for third in scoring (24.2 ppg). ... When the Mavs won at New Orleans 109-104 on Nov. 1, Davis contributed 31 points and 15 rebounds, and Tyreke Evans added 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. ... In the Mavs’ 112-107 home victory over the Pelicans on Dec. 10, Davis finished with 31 points and 11 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday added 30 points and 10 assists.