Utah 95, New Orleans 83

Date - Friday, April 5, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #71 Rodney Mott, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18023

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 24 19 24 16 83
Utah 17 28 26 24 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 26-50 16-23 10-27 L2
Utah 40-37 29-10 11-27 W1

Recap


Jazz 95, Hornets 83:
Gordon Hayward scored 23 points and Paul Millsap had 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as host Utah pulled away in the fourth quarter to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race.

Al Jefferson chipped in 14 points for the Jazz, who remain a half-game behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the eighth and final playoff spot. The Lakers defeated Memphis on Friday.

Anthony Davis led the Hornets with 24 points and 12 rebounds and Greivis Vasquez added 21 points. New Orleans shot 41.6 percent and missed 10 of its 12 shots from 3-point range en route to its eighth straight road loss.

Utah led 71-67 before opening the fourth quarter with eight straight points,and the Jazz never looked back. Hayward, who made 5-of-10 shots from beyond the arc, scored with 4:47 remaining to extend Utah's lead to 86-73.

Hornets guard Eric Gordon was confronted by coach Monty Williams during a timeout in the third quarter and was benched for the entire final period. Utah took control after Gordon sat down at the end of the bench with seven points in 18 minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jazz G Alec Burks scored three points in 13 minutes before leaving in the fourth quarter with a sprained left ankle. …. The Hornets are the only team in the NBA that has not won a game away from home since the All-Star break (0-8). … New Orleans fell to 3-39 when trailing at the end of the third quarter.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Utah
Anthony Davis 24 Scoring Gordon Hayward 23
Greivis Vasquez 9 Assists Paul Millsap 7
Anthony Davis 12 Rebounds Derrick Favors 10
Ryan Anderson 4 Free Throws Made Paul Millsap 3
Al-Farouq Aminu 4 Steals DeMarre Carroll 3
Anthony Davis 3 Blocks Derrick Favors 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 83 41.6 2-12 17-20 13 40 5 7 17
Utah 95 50.6 11-26 6-11 28 35 8 10 16

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Jazz have a W/L % of .525 after a win and .514 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Hornets have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .347 after a loss.