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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is fouled by New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore (55) as the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans play an NBA basketball game at Vivint arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

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