New Orleans 96, Utah 85

Date - Friday, April 13, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 16326

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 28 19 23 15 85
New Orleans 24 23 26 23 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
New Orleans 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2


HORNETS 96, JAZZ 85: Eric Gordon had a team-high 25 points to lead host Charlotte to consecutive victories and potentially derail Utah's playoff hopes.

Gordon, who returned after missing two games with a back injury, was a one-man wrecking crew in the fourth quarter.

With the Hornets leading 86-82 late in the final frame, Gordon dropped eight straight points to spark a 14-0 Charlotte run and put the game away.

The teams were neck-and-neck until midway through the fourth in a contest that featured 17 lead changes.

Paul Millsap, who played despite nursing a sprained right wrist, scored a game-high 27 points for Utah, which was denied a third consecutive victory.

The Hornets have won four of their last six overall.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson’s purchase of the Hornets on Friday was the main topic of coach Monty Williams’ pregame interview. ”I bought a subway sandwich today. He spent $300 million,” Williams joked. Williams said Benson’s purchase was a bit of a surprise, but it’s really good for the city and team. ... Utah guard Raja Bell (knee) and forward Jeremy Evans (ankle) didn't play. ... Hornets guard Jarrett Jack (foot) and center Emeka Okafor (knee) didn't play. ... Jazz forward Derrick Favors had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Utah   New Orleans
Paul Millsap 27 Scoring Eric Gordon 25
Devin Harris 8 Assists Eric Gordon 6
Derrick Favors 13 Rebounds Jason Smith 8
Paul Millsap 5 Free Throws Made Greivis Vasquez 4
Paul Millsap 3 Steals Al-Farouq Aminu 2
Derrick Favors 2 Blocks Al-Farouq Aminu 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 85 45.2 2-11 17-21 22 39 5 7 16
New Orleans 96 55.1 6-13 14-21 25 33 3 8 14

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Memphis . The Jazz have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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