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Game winning dunk from Patric Young sinks the Mavs to end the preseason

New Orleans Pelicans forward Patric Young (4) scores the final two points in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Bossier City, La., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Pelicans defeated the Dallas Mavericks 88-85. (AP Photo/Mike Silva) ORG XMIT: LAMS105 (Mike Silva)

New Orleans Pelicans forward Patric Young (4) scores the final two points in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Bossier City, La., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Pelicans defeated the Dallas Mavericks 88-85. (AP Photo/Mike Silva) ORG XMIT: LAMS105 (Mike Silva)

 

By Alvaro Pena

The New Orleans Pelicans (5-2) end the preseason with style. With the Pelicans leading by one point in the fourth quarter and with only 2.1 seconds left, undrafted rookie Patric Young seals the game with a thunderous slam.

The offensive game was absent early in the first quarter from both teams. Both the Mavs and the Pel’s went on a five-minute drought until Davis made a fade-away jump shot to give the Pelicans an 8-4 lead.

At the end of the first quarter, Tyreke Evans went on a scoring spree. He got to the line three times and shot the ball with accuracy from mid and long range. He finished the quarter with 11 points to give the Pelicans a 23-10 lead over the Mavs.

Evans had a total of 14 points, 7 rebounds and Davis added 13 points.

It wasn’t a great shooting night for the Pel’s but they got to the line thirty-two times for 18 points while the Mavs only got there nineteen times for 15 points.

The Dallas Mavericks made a push in the fourth quarter to cut the Pelicans 10 point lead to one. Mavs guard Gal Mekel scored 9 points in the quarter and Ivan Johnson made a and one play to be only one point behind the Pel’s.

But the game slipped out of Mavs grasp when Patric Young made a game-winning dunk to give the Pelicans the win

 

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