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3 keys in the Utah Jazz's 108-98 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

The Utah Jazz opened the new year with a 108-98 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The turning point: Up by a point with 1:32 remaining in the third quarter, the Pelicans went on an 8-0 run to close the frame. The Jazz got within three in the fourth, but couldn’t close the gap.

3 keys:

  • New Orleans shot 13 of 29 from behind the 3-point line while Utah went just 6-of-29
  • The Jazz’s shooting guard trio of Donovan Mitchell, Rodney Hood and Alec Burks combined to shoot just 10 of 34 from the field
  • The Pelicans outrebounded the Jazz 41-36

Jazz almanac: 16-22, Lost 1

The hero: Anthony Davis finished with a game-high 29 points and added 15 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block.

Next up: at Denver (19-17), Friday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m. MT

On deck: at Miami (20-17), Sunday, Jan. 7, 1:30 p.m. MT