DALLAS — Luka Doncic scored 28 points in 26 minutes, leading Dallas in a rout of New Orleans 130-84 on Saturday.
The Mavericks’ 46-point win wasn’t the largest margin of victory this season — they outscored the Golden State Warriors by 48 last month.
Dallas (18-8) has won five in a row and 10 of 11 for the first time since winning is its only NBA championship in 2010-11.
Meanwhile, New Orleans is on an eight-game losing streak.
Doncic didn’t play in the fourth quarter after the Mavericks ran up a 38-point lead at 104-66.
Dallas led 64-52 at halftime. Doncic had 20 points and Marjanovic 11, nine in the second quarter.
The Pelicans were scoreless for 4:07 of the third quarter while the Mavericks scored 14 points for a 97-60 lead. They outscored New Orleans 40-14 in the quarter.
In the second quarter, Holiday put the Pelicans in the lead at 38-36, but the Mavericks came back with a 15-1 run. Seth Curry finished it with a 3-point shot.
Pelicans: Redick had a 4-point play 3:27 into the game. Only Jamal Crawford and James Harden have more career 4-point plays in NBA history than Redick. . The Pelicans shot 25 percent (5 for 20) in the third quarter. … F/C Derrick Favors, who is on a personal leave, missed his 11th straight game.
Mavericks: G Delon Wright didn’t play after the first quarter because of a right adductor strain. . C Dwight Powell was in the starting lineup after leaving Wednesday’s game with an injury to his left wrist. … Dallas scored a season-high 104 points in the first three quarters. …The Mavericks’ 40 points were the most in the third quarter this season. … They are 10 games over .500 for the first time since 2014-15.
Pelicans: Home Tuesday against Detroit.
Mavericks: Complete three-game homestand on Sunday against Sacramento.