Jason Calmes

Russ Smith has played 4 minutes. 2 fouls.. No other stats.

Jason Calmes

Withey looks to block everything... Occasionally, that's a good thing. He has 2 blocks this half.

Jim Eichenhofer

Russ Smith was defending Dante Exum in a matchup of rookies, one with a thick NCAA resume, the other a bit of mystery from Australia

Jason Calmes

Honestly, the Jazz are really helping with some of these turnovers.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans are on a 9-0 run to bring their lead to 7.

John Reid

Crowd at EnergySolutions Arena chanted briefly, ''We want Jimmer.''

John Reid

Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday are a combined 2-of-8 from the field. Not good.

Jason Calmes

Russ Smith is getting some action tonight. #LeaguePass

John Reid

Russ Smith is in the game.

Jason Calmes

Forgive the typo. Quiet.

Jason Calmes

Another Pelicans turnover, wakes up the Utah crowd. I was just thinking how dead quite it seemed there.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans rookie PG Russ Smith makes a very-early entry tonight, a minute into 2nd quarter. This is only his 2nd regular season appearance

John Reid

Tightly played first quarter - Pelicans leading 25-23. But Jazz scored 12 points from 3-pointers.

Jason Calmes

For those of you that couldn't find the game on TV, the Pelicans are up 25-23 at the end of the first quarter.

John Reid

Anthony Davis' jump shot blocked by Rudy Gobert.

Jason Calmes

AD gets his shot block by Gobert. Doesn't happen often.

Jason Calmes

Gordon started the night hot, but it looks like he is trying to force himself to the rim.

John Reid

Alexis Ajinca a scoring threat so far - he has made his first three shots.

John Reid

Eric Gordon doing a good job so far attacking the rim. He's made his first three shots.

Jim Eichenhofer

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

Jason Calmes

Pelicans running a version of their "BIG" lineup. No Asik but they have an Ajinca. Utah plays a slow pace. Let's see what happens.

Jason Calmes

I can hear Davis screaming on my TV. Good to hear that kind of communication on defense.

Jason Calmes

9 of Utah's 12 points have come from beyond the arch... Defending the 3 point line will need to be a priority.

John Reid

Pelicans already having problems with their perimeter defense. Utah has made 3-of-4 3-pointers. Jazz leading 12-10.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans take a timeout after a Hayward 3 from the corner.

Hugh Weber

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Jason Calmes

I misread an email... The open thread is now up at BSS... I'm so sorry.

John Reid

Jrue Holiday is going have to defend Trey Burke tougher on the perimeter. He's made two straight 3-pointers.

Jason Calmes

Utah wins the tip and here we go!

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette said he purchased about 18 tickets for his return game back to Utah, where he was a college star at BYU.

John Reid

Pelicans center Omer Asik will miss Saturday's game vs. Jazz after re-injuring his back during warmups against Nuggets Friday night.

John Reid

Tried to get interview with Omer Asik before Saturday's game, he politely declined. Asik said with a smile, ''I do not want to talk.''

Jason Calmes

After the Pelicans last disappointing loss, what are all of ya'll hoping to see change to tonight?

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette waiting patiently for a chance to provide help off the bench s.nola.com/KX30rmH via @nolanews

John Reid

Pelicans still trying to play with more consistency, especially on the road s.nola.com/waTVIbJ via @nolanews

Jason Calmes

Hey guys this is @nicklewellen. I'll be tweeting the game tonight. It should be a good one.

Sean Kelley

Starters for @New Orleans Pelicans at Utah are Evans, Davis, Ajinca, Gordon, Holiday. Will go for split of the 4 game trip. #Pelicans

John Reid

Tyreke Evans, Anthony Davis, Alexis Ajinca, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday are the Pelicans starters tonight against Jazz.

Jim Eichenhofer

Starting lineup sheet for Pelicans vs. Jazz in Salt Lake City: http://t.co/yYTY1ferWr

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans center Omer Asik will miss fourth straight game due to lower back pain. More: on.nba.com/1paczbL http://t.co/5wwkKMoWRX

Sean Kelley

The @New Orleans Pelicans are set to leave last hotel of the trip and head to ESA to play Jazz. No Pelicans TV tonight see I'll see you on the radio.

Brianna Nichole

I should enter a fitness competition. But first, I have to get fit.

Brianna Nichole

Last night at the St. Bernard Project benefit with my beau. #wefancyinstagram.com/p/vt7QhXu1hU/

Jim Eichenhofer

Southwest Division stat of the day: The five teams have a combined record of 44-17 overall. Outside the division, they are 38-11

Brianna Nichole

Newsflash: MY BIRTHDAY IS IN A WEEK!!! That is all.

Brianna Nichole

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Jason Calmes

We recognize one of these: RT @YahooBDL The 10-man rotation, starring the new DeMarcus Cousins, who isn't new at all. yhoo.it/14Z82zW

Hugh Weber

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Hugh Weber

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Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis on what Nuggets did to win: "They were scoring in transition, hitting 3s, offensive rebounding, getting 50-50 balls."

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty on Nuggets' edge in securing loose balls: "I thought they got almost every ball. They were just quicker tonight."

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty on Omer Asik (lower back) being a late drop from lineup: "I did not think he'd be a scratch, but he was. We had to regroup quickly."

John Reid

Pelicans struggled with their execution tonight in 117-97 loss to Denver. It was their sixth consecutive loss at the Pepsi Center.

Jim Eichenhofer

Nuggets shoot lights-out for much of Friday's game en route to 117-97 win over Pelicans. More: on.nba.com/1v5JlLU http://t.co/2f7vJMCQiN

Jason Calmes

#Nuggets top #Pelicans 117-97. These nights happen to every team. Expect NOLA to bounce back in a big way in Utah tomorrow.

Jim Eichenhofer

Small consolation but one bright spot: Jeff Withey has season-best 9 points. He was 2-for-3 with 4 total points this season entering tonight

Jim Eichenhofer

Nuggets have shot very well tonight. And their mascot, Rocky, just made a halfcourt shot with his back to the basket. #buckets Den 114-91

Jason Calmes

There must be a reason for having the starters still playing down by 24 w/ 4 minutes left when the Pels have a game tomorrow night, right?

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans have been in pretty much every game, losing by 5, 7, 9 and 12 points, but Nuggets are blowing this open. Den 109-86 at 5:25

Jason Calmes

With this being the 2nd back-to-back of the #Pelicans' road trip, they may just shut this one down & make damn sure they beat Utah tomorrow.

John Reid

Pelicans trailing 86-73 at the end of three quarters. Pelicans made only 5-of-16 shots in third quarter.

Jason Calmes

We've played 3 quarters in Denver, and the #Nuggets lead the #Pelicans 86-73. Everyone is hitting for the home team.

Jim Eichenhofer

Nuggets shooting 52% from field, 44% on treys (7-for-16). Pelicans need to bring those way down in 4th qtr to come back. Den 86-73 end 3rd Q

John Reid

Tough night for Ryan Anderson - bad matchup trying to defend Kenneth Faried. Got beat for a rebound after falling to the floor.

Jim Eichenhofer

Nuggets have a promo where fans win a prize if visiting team misses 8 or more free throws in a game. So far Pelicans are 17-for-18

John Reid

Nuggets have made 7 of 14 3-pointers.

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis picked up 3rd foul (charging) and picked up tech earlier for arguing. Has to be careful now. Davis team-high 16 pts. Den 68-59

Jason Calmes

Three turnovers now for AD. #Pelicans getting pretty frustrated with the officiating.

John Reid

Tough night for Pelicans - Anthony Davis just put up an airball

Jim Eichenhofer

Six different Nuggets made a 3-pointer in their last game vs. OKC, but Kenneth Faried just sank the first trey of his NBA career vs. NOLA

John Reid

Anthony Davis gets technical foul.

Sean Kelley

Will the @New Orleans Pelicans have another great 3rd? In 10 games avg. 29.9 in 3rd to opponents 22.9. Pels down 10 after 1st half at DEN #Pelicans

Jason Calmes

#Pelicans trail the #Nuggets 59-49 at halftime. 50/45/85 shooting for Denver, which won't be easy to match.

John Reid

Pelicans made 29.2 percent of their shots in second quarter.

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans are No. 1 in NBA in blocks (6.9 per game), but in a reversal tonight, Nuggets lead swats category 7-1. Denying NOLA at rim

John Reid

Pelicans go into halftime trailing 59-49.

John Reid

Pelicans just look out of sync. Came here last April, they looked the same way - disjointed. Nuggets won that game by 30.

John Reid

Nuggets moving the ball and getting their desired shots.

John Reid

At this point, Pelicans just need to get ball to Anthony Davis.

Jason Calmes

Drew Brees-esque pass from Gordon to Davis on that last fast break bucket. Long pass and right on the money.

John Reid

Jeff Withey just had layup blocked - too passive.

John Reid

Ryan Anderson and Austin Rivers have combined to make 2 of 11 shots.

John Reid

Jeff Withey in the game.

John Reid

Pelicans have been a step slow throughout the first half. Kenneth Faried easily drove around Ryan Anderson for a dunk. Nuggets up 50-34.

John Reid

Might be time to get Anthony Davis back into the game before lead gets too big. Pelicans trailing 44-34 with 5:59 remaining in 2Q.

Jim Eichenhofer

Did I see that right? JaVale McGee gave an older female fan a kiss in the first row after chasing a loose ball. While the ball was in play

John Reid

It took the Pelicans almost five minutes into the second quarter to make their first shot from the field - John Salmons' 3-pointer.

John Reid

Almost four minutes into second quarter, Pelicans have not made a shot from the field - 0 of 5.

Jim Eichenhofer

Ryan Anderson starts 1-for-5 from field and has taken several tough shots, but he has neon green light to fire with group of subs + Ajinca

John Reid

Pelicans sleepwalking -- too many turnovers (7) and not enough stops. Nuggets shooting at 59 percent.

John Reid

Time for John Salmons to do something.

Jason Calmes

#Pelicans were up 14-2 after 4 minutes, then lost the final 8 minutes 29-12.

John Reid

Nuggets led 31-26 at end of first quarter.

John Reid

Bad first quarter effort from Pelicans. They got outscored 29-12 by the Denver Nuggets after opening with 14-2 lead.

John Reid

Pelicans are going have to defend the post better and stay in front of Ty Lawson.

John Reid

Another mistake - 24-second shot clock violation against Pelicans