By PETER FINNEY JR.
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. Doncic went 7 of 8 from the floor in the Mavericks’ 41-point first quarter — their highest-scoring period of the season. Dallas finished 57 of 83 for the game (69%). Kristaps Porzingis added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas. New Orleans was paced by Brandon Ingram with 29 points.