Holiday and Evans both struggle with their shots. They're a combined 3-14. Normally, that's bad for Pels, but Jazz are struggling on D.
Halftime: Pelicans 57, Jazz 40. Anthony Davis has 21 pts, 6 reb. The Jazz's top two scorers, Hayward and Burke, have combined for 22 points.
Pelicans really grow their lead in the 2nd, Pels are up 17 over the Jazz at 57-40.
Maybe best quarter Pelicans played on road trip, outscoring Jazz 32-17 in 2nd. NOLA up 57-40 at halftime. Haven't won here since March '11
Pelicans go into halftime leading Jazz, 57-40.
Halftime: New Orleans 57, the Jazz 40....
They just showed Jerry Sloan on the jumbotron. First real cheers of the night at ESA, where Anthony Davis has 21 and the Jazz trail 56-38.
Pelicans have outscored Jazz, 31-15 in second quarter.
Jazz now down 54-38 with 2 minutes remaining in the first half. This is getting bad
Must be frustrating for Quin Snyder that he can't keep his bigs on the floor because of their defense....Jazz close to being blown out
The Jazz just give up baskets inside. I mean Withey had enough time to make that layup look pretty.
Now, the Jazz announcers say he is looking at his right knee. I don't know anything besides we know nothing.
Every announcer in the NBA has a quota on the number of times they must say that AD was a guard in high school. Jazz guys are close.
Honestly, the Jazz are really helping with some of these turnovers.
End of 1: Pels 25, Jazz 23. Burke progressing to the mean? He's hit all three of his attempts for a game-high 9 pts. Gordon w/ 8 for NOP.
Tightly played first quarter - Pelicans leading 25-23. But Jazz scored 12 points from 3-pointers.
Jazz down 25-23 to New Orleans after the first quarter
Jazz down 25-19 to the Pelicans with 2:31 remaining in the first quarter
Pelicans doing nice job getting to the basket early, lead Jazz 12-2 in points in the paint. NOLA 19-15 at 4:24 of 1st qtr
Enes Kanter and Anthony Davis is probably not a good matchup for the Jazz
Pelicans already having problems with their perimeter defense. Utah has made 3-of-4 3-pointers. Jazz leading 12-10.
A Hayward three gives the Jazz a 12-10 lead with 6:38 remaining in the first quarter
The Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans are starting in about 25 seconds
Pelicans center Omer Asik will miss Saturday's game vs. Jazz after re-injuring his back during warmups against Nuggets Friday night.
Tyreke Evans, Anthony Davis, Alexis Ajinca, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday are the Pelicans starters tonight against Jazz.
Starting lineup sheet for Pelicans vs. Jazz in Salt Lake City: http://t.co/yYTY1ferWr
10 worst mid range shooters in the NBA (in top 100 mid range attempts) 1 Jazz player. A few surprises http://t.co/X3qZISTwDV
Best Mid Range shooters of players with top 100 mid range attempts. 2 Jazz players in Top 10 and one at #1 http://t.co/ecu7xYZiB2
Jazz particularly happy with Exum’s defense. He’s 19, making a huge jump in competition, and already keeping up. That’s an accomplishment.
Jazz starting 5 is the 6th best offensive unit in the NBA - 113.2 pts per 100 possessions
Pelicians take the 2nd most amount of shots in restricted area (40%) Jazz allow 11th fewest (31%)
Jazz take 6th most amount of shots in restricted area (36% of shots) Pelicans allow the most in restricted area (38%)
Jazz forward Joe Ingles on his relationship with fellow Aussie Dante Exum: "I saved him from his mom driving him to practice."
Good night from Oakland. Always an honor and pleasure to bring the action to Jazz fans even on tough nights. Back at it tomorrow at ESA
I am ready to see Jeremy Evans get some more run with this Jazz team.
Jazz have made this so interesting it looks like half the fans have left and the other half are texting.
One Jazz player had a great night. Toure' Murry's crazy line playing PG in an Idaho win: 15 pts, 10 assts, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, 27 minutes.
Andre Iguodala and Marreese Speights combining for 29 of the Warriors’ 37 bench points. Warriors lead 90-66 against Jazz here in Oakland.