New Orleans Pelicans (7-18, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (6-16, 14th in the Western Conference) New Orleans Pelicans (7-18, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (6-16, 14th in the Western Conference) Houston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: EVEN; over/under is 216.5 BOTTOM LINE: Houston will attempt to continue its five-game win streak with a victory over New Orleans. The Rockets are 0-2 in division play.
"I would lean toward playing 5-on-5 a bit more," Kidd said when asked about Doncic's frequent discussions with the referees. "You're not going to get any calls. Officials, they tend to not stop the game to change calls. You have to understand ...
Making matters worse was the way superstar point guard Luka Dončić was roughed up during much of a physical game was something that left the Mavericks frustrated, but also cost them on the court, both Dončić and coach Jason Kidd said. Dončić spent a lot of the night getting hacked, doubled over in pain, rubbing his head and neck after hard hits in the paint. Then he would follow that with commentary on the refs.