3 keys in the Utah Jazz's 133-109 win over the New Orleans Pelicans

3 keys in the Utah Jazz's 133-109 win over the New Orleans Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS — The Utah Jazz offense continued its incredible run Monday night in a 133-109 road win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Turning point: The Pelicans scored the first bucket of the game 13 seconds in, but the Jazz tied it up 50 seconds later and took the lead for good at the 10:35 mark of the first quarter.

The hero: Rodney Hood finished with 30 points on 12-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-4 from behind the 3-point line.

3 keys:

• The Jazz once again were outstanding from beyond the arc, finishing 14-of-21 compared to 8-of-22 for the Pelicans.

• Utah tallied 29 assists compared to 24 for New Orleans. Ricky Rubio led the way with 11, marking the fourth straight game he has finished with at least nine.

• The Jazz outrebounded the Pelicans, 45-30. Rudy Gobert led a balanced effort in that department with 10.

Jazz almanac: 25-28, Won 6

Next 3:

At Memphis (18-34), Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m. MT

Vs Charlotte (23-29), Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. MT

At Portland (29-25), Sunday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. MT

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Published at Tue, 06 Feb 2018 03:20:00 +0000