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Max Becherer, AP
New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, left, competes for the ball against Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

NEW ORLEANS — Utah's second contest of a three-game road trip finished like the first: with a blowout win.

The Jazz took a first quarter double-digit lead and clamped down defensively in the second half, beating New Orleans 127-94 on Wednesday night at Smoothie King Center.

Utah had seven players score in double figures and were effective from 3-point range. The Jazz made 14 of 32 3-pointers, compared to 5 of 24 for the Pelicans, while scoring a season-high 127 points.


• Utah dominated in rebounding (a 48-37 edge) and committed only eight turnovers to 12 for New Orleans.

• The Jazz held Anthony Davis, New Orleans' leading scorer at 27.9 points per game, to 12 points on 4 of 12 shooting.

• Utah, which led by nine at halftime, held the Pelicans to 16 points in the third quarter and outscored them 65-41 in the second half.

Records: Utah (34-19); New Orleans (20-33)


Utah: Joe Johnson came off the bench to lead the Jazz with 27 points, three rebounds and an assist. He hit 10 of 14 shots from the field and 6 of 8 from 3-point range.

New Orleans: Terrence Jones had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Pelicans.

Up next

Utah: at Dallas, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. MST

New Orleans: at Minnesota, Friday, 6 p.m.