The Mavericks will aim to win two games in a row for the first time with Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic playing together as they take on the Pelicans later tonight.

New Orleans will not be at full strength as there are five players on the injury report. The most notable on the list is Zion Williamson who is out with right hamstring strain.

Jose Alvarado (Right tibial stress reaction), E.J. Liddell (right knee ACL injury recovery), Larry Nance (left ankle sprain) and Dereon Seabron (G League two-way) are also listed as out for the Pelicans.

It will be the fourth and final regular season game between the two teams with Dallas leading the series 2-1.

In terms of standings, the Mavs are fifth in the Western Conference with 34 wins and 32 losses while the Pelicans are barely holding on the play-in zone with a 31-34 record which puts them in the 10th place.

Ahead of tonight’s game, the Mavericks are considered favorites amongst bookmakers, with NBA lines site Betway pricing them at -112 to beat the Pelicans. The NBA picks for New Orleans to win this game are at +110.