New Orleans Pelicans (5-8, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (10-4, second in the Western Conference) Salt Lake City; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Utah looks to keep its six-game win streak going when the Jazz take on New Orleans. The Jazz are 6-2 against conference opponents. Utah leads the Western Conference in rebounding, averaging 49.6 boards. Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz with 13.6 rebounds. The Pelicans are 3-5 against Western Conference opponents. New Orleans ranks fifth in the league with 47.5 rebounds per game. Steven Adams leads the Pelicans with 9.0. The teams square off for the second game in a row. TOP PERFORMERS: Gobert is scoring 12.2 points per game and averaging 13.6 rebounds for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson is shooting 50.0% and averaging 18 points over the last 10 games for Utah. Adams leads the Pelicans with 9.0 rebounds and averages 9.8 points. Brandon Ingram is averaging 21.7 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 46.6% over the last 10 games for New Orleans. LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 8-2, averaging 111.9 points, 49 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 5.3 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.1 points on 43.2% shooting. Pelicans: 3-7, averaging 108.6 points, 47.5 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points on 45.6% shooting. INJURIES: Jazz: Elijah Hughes: out (ankle). Pelicans: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-102 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Mitchell also made four of Utah's 21 3-pointers. Jordan Clarkson added 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists, and reserve Joe Ingles scored 15 points.
SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-102 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Mitchell also made four of Utah’s 21 3-pointers. Jordan Clarkson added 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists, and reserve Joe Ingles scored 15 points. Rudy Gobert had 13 points, 18 rebounds, and three blocks. Zion Williamson scored 32 points for New Orleans, and Brandon Ingram had 15. The Pelicans trailed the entire second half after allowing the Jazz to make more than 20 3-pointers for the fourth time in six games. NUGGETS 119, THUNDER 101 DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds before calling it an early night as the Nuggets routed the Thunder. Clean shaven and sporting a new buzz cut, Jokic also had six assists before taking a seat on the bench with the other starters for the fourth quarter. Reserve Monte Morris added 15 points and Paul Millsap finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Nuggets have won six straight over the Thunder at home. Luguentz Dort kept the Thunder close early by scoring 15 of his 20 points in the first half. The Nuggets began to pull away in the second quarter and stretched it to 26 in the third before Jokic and his fellow starters became spectators. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press