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Doncic, Mavericks Start Hot-handed to Beat Pelicans 139-107

Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) dunks against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) dunks against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
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New Orleans (AP) -- Luka Doncic scored 18 of his team-high 28 points in the first quarter and dished out 14 assists in 27 minutes to power the Dallas Mavericks to a 139-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

Dallas set a franchise record by shooting 57 of 83 from the floor (68.7%), beating the previous high of 67.7% from March 24,