SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz were without Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Alec Burks Monday night at Vivint Arena, but they were able to come away with a 108-100 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans nonetheless.
The Jazz built an 18-point lead in the second quarter before seeing the Pelicans take the advantage in the third. Utah closed that quarter strong, however, and held on for the win. The Jazz moved 1.5 games up on the Los Angeles Clippers for the fourth spot in the Western Conference playoff race.
• Utah shot 15-of-27 from the 3-point line compared to 10-of-25 for New Orleans.
• The Jazz outrebounded the Pelicans 49-37.
• Utah finished with 27 assists. New Orleans had 17.
Records: Utah (45-29); New Orleans (31-43)
Utah: Rudy Gobert and Rodney Hood led a balanced scoring attack with 20 points apiece. Gobert also had 19 rebounds and five blocks.
New Orleans: Anthony Davis led all scorers with 36 points. He also had 17 rebounds.
Utah: at Sacramento, Wednesday, March 29, 8:30 p.m.
New Orleans: vs. Dallas, Wednesday, March 29, 6 p.m.