Monta Ellis supplied 26 points as the Mavericks completed a home-and-home sweep of the Pelicans.
Jose Calderon netted 17 points.
New Orleans suffered its fifth straight loss despite 28 points and 14 rebounds from Anthony Davis.
Eric Gordon put in 20 points and Al-Farouq Aminu had a double-double of 15 and 11 rebounds.
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys