Nakia Hogan

With 2:20 left in 3Q, Jazz leading Pelicans 80-74. Something is clearly missing tonight from the Pelicans.

Jason Calmes

I have really loved Dante Cunningham, but he is struggling with Hayward. He just let him go that time. Might have been expecting help.

Jimmy Smith

Time out 2:20 3Q, Utah 80, #Pelicans 74.

John Reid

Pelicans continue to struggle defensively against Jazz. Trailing 80-74 with 2:20 remaining in 3Q

Jimmy Smith

Another blow-by into the lane, this from Gordon Hayward. Utah has 54 paint-points vs. #Pelicans. Can anyone make a stop?

Jimmy Smith

Utah in FT bonus final 4:24 3Q, leading #Pelicans 74-70. Utah with 1 team foul at this point.

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis (18 pts, 7-10 FGs) has made 23 of his 33 shots vs. Utah this season. He had career-high 43 pts at Utah on 11/22

Jason Calmes

Asik is actually having a pretty effective night on offense. 10 points on 4 FGA.

Jimmy Smith

Another finish for @Omer Asik and he gets a 3-PT play opportunity.

John Reid

Pelicans have been outscored 11-4 by the Jazz at the start of third quarter.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans have clearly been trying to integrate more ball movement into the offense. Results have been mixed. Tonight is more bad than good.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans are still having trouble defending the paint and protecting the rim even with Asik and Davis on the floor.

Jimmy Smith

Utah on a run, time out #Pelicans trailing 67-57 8:26 3Q.

Jason Calmes

The Babbit-Hayward matchup is really more about the hair difference than basketball #HotTake

John Reid

Pelicans shot 56.8 percent from the field in the first half.

Jason Calmes

Also, not saying they shouldn't disagree with his choices. Just saying there is probably a logic to his choices.

Jason Calmes

But I know a lot of people get salty about Monty's rotation and minute distribution regardless of opponent or context.

Jason Calmes

One thing re: Monty. When we play an inferior team, he tries to rest the starters and get more from bench. IMO it is a solid long term strat

Jason Calmes

Dante Cunningham leads all Pelicans with 18 minutes in the first half. Expect to see a lot of our starters in the second half.

Jim Eichenhofer

Ryan Anderson (15 pts) and Anthony Davis (14 pts) almost on pace at halftime to make it four games in a row with two NOLA 30-point scorers

John Reid

Pelicans trailing 56-53 at halftime to the Jazz.

Jason Calmes

Frankly, the Pels should be happy to be down only 3. 56-53 at the half.

Nakia Hogan

Halftime: Jazz 56, Pelicans 53

Jason Calmes

Gordon "Hair" Hayward fouls AD on the jump shot.

Jim Eichenhofer

Utah shooting 61% from field. Pelicans are shooting 55% but have committed 10 turnovers. NOLA is 2nd-best in NBA in turnovers (11.2/game)

Jason Calmes

The last time we played the Jazz I didn't really enjoy the game. It just felt sloppy. Tonight is not different.

Jimmy Smith

Time out 2:10 2Q, Utah 51, #Pelicans 44.

Jimmy Smith

Gordon Hayward converts a 1-on-3 fast break; Utah up 49-42.

John Reid

Pelicans Ryan Anderson has his shooting rhythm tonight. He's made six of his first seven shots, nearly all beyond 20 feet: 15 points.

Jason Calmes

At this point, let's just end the quarter with a one on one between Anderson and Trey Burke.

Jim Eichenhofer

Ryan Anderson (15 pts, 3/4 treys) has made 13 of his last 26 three-pointers. He was 4 of 23 on threes in the previous four games

Jason Calmes

Another Anderson 3 and another timeout. Pelicans are down 3 with 4:47 to go.

Nakia Hogan

Jazz leading Pelicans 43-40 with 4:47 left in 2Q.

Jimmy Smith

Time out 4:47 2Q, Utah 43, #Pelicans 40.

Jason Calmes

WELP Anderson is 5/5 from the field. Pels are down 37-39 midway through the second.

Jimmy Smith

Make that 5/5 for @Ryan Anderson; time out Utah ahead 39-37 over #Pelicans.

Jimmy Smith

That's an 8-0 run for Utah, back up 37-30 over #Pelicans.

Jason Calmes

I assume that was a good pass from Jimmer to Anderson. Not sure though. This motel internet isn't great.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans cannot defend the paint tonight; Utah has 24 inside.

Jason Calmes

Jimmer is 1-11 from 3 this year.

Jim Eichenhofer

Jeff Withey played total of 29 minutes on weekend vs. Cavs/Warriors. Most he's played in a 2-game span this season. Averaged 6.0 pts/4.0 reb

Jason Calmes

Less than 2 minutes in to the second quarter and the Pelicans are only down 2.

Jason Calmes

That drive from Anderson... Be still my beating heart...

Jimmy Smith

Time out Utah 10:12 2Q, #Pelicans on 6-2 run, trail 28-26.

Jason Calmes

Nice two man game from Anderson and Withey.

John Reid

Pelicans made seven shots in the first quarter and committed nine turnovers.

Jason Calmes

After a 9 turnover quarter, the Pelicans are only down 6. 26-20 at the end of the first.

John Reid

Pelicans trailing 26-20 at end of first quarter. Jazz shot 61 percent from the field.

Jason Calmes

I thought Cunningham would play Hayward a bit tougher than he has. Now, we just need to bring help over.

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette screamed at himself for missing jumper at end of first quarter.

Nakia Hogan

At end of 1Q: Jazz 26, Pelicans 20. Pelicans turned the ball over nine times in the 1Q.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans with 9 turnovers in 1Q, only 6 Utah PTS, though.

Jason Calmes

Jeff Withey comes in for the first time. He has looked pretty good recently

Jim Eichenhofer

After numerous DNPs earlier in season, Jimmer Fredette is making appearance in his 3rd straight game. He played 7 minutes vs. Cavs, Warriors

Jason Calmes

Jimmer comes in. This would be a good time for him to prove he can be an offensive spark.

John Reid

Jimmer Fredette enters for the Pelicans

Jimmy Smith

Once again, @Jimmer Fredette checking in; third straight game in the rotation.

John Reid

Monty Williams: ''You can go down the list of plays in that game and find something to complain about.''

Jason Calmes

You really don't need to overthink this one. It has been all about the turnovers so far.

John Reid

Monty Williams on Warriors complaints about Dante Cunningham: ''If I have a problem with another team, I go talk to the coach.''

John Reid

Monty Williams on Warriors: I don’t like playing that game of calling the league and kind of whining about what happened in the game.

Jason Calmes

Timeout at 2:38 Pelicans are down 24-13 against the Jazz. It has been an ugly one so far.

Jimmy Smith

Time out 2:38 1Q, Utah ahead 24-13 over #Pelicans. This one's ugly.

Jason Calmes

The Pelicans average 11.7 turnovers a game. They have 7 in the first quarter tonight.

John Reid

Jazz guard Trey Burke is 5-of-5 from the field for 14 points in nine minutes.

Jimmy Smith

Once again, @Omer Asik can't finish at the rim. Goes to line for 2 FTs.

John Reid

Pelicans have five made shots and seven turnovers. Not good.Losing 22-12 to Jazz.

Jimmy Smith

Utah's Trey Burke is perfect 5/5 and has 14 PTs, 2 more than #Pelicans with 3:25 1Q.

Jason Calmes

Jrue has also shot really well from 10-16 feet this year. He is shooting 50.9% from that range.

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Davis is 3-for-3, all on jumpers. He's shooting 64.9% in his career vs. Utah, his 2nd-best rate vs. any team (Boston 67.4%)

Jason Calmes

Welp, AD's chest isn't bothering his jumper. He's 3/3 so far.

John Reid

Jazz has made six of their first eight shots against Pelicans to take 13-6 lead.

Jason Calmes

The Pelicans have 5 shot attempts and 5 turnovers so far tonight. That needs to change.

Jimmy Smith

Utah hitting 75 percent from outside so far, 6/8; #Pelicans at 4- percent, 2/5.

Jason Calmes

Cunningham comes in early for Babbit and takes Hayward.

Jimmy Smith

Time out #Pelicans trailing Utah 13-6 7:54 1Q. Sloppy start for NOLA.

Jimmy Smith

Dante Cunningham on a quick check in for Luke Babbitt at 8:36 1Q.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans are struggling with turnovers early. Some of it is the added ball movement. Most of it is just silly unforced errors.

Jimmy Smith

That's four turnovers in last five possessions for #Pelicans.

Jimmy Smith

Three straight turnovers on 3 possessions for #Pelicans, snapped by run-out from @Tyreke Evans

Jimmy Smith

Back-to-back turnovers for #Pelicans.

John Reid

Anthony Davis makes his first jump shot of the night.

Jason Calmes

Asik drains both free throws. An angel gets its wings.

Nakia Hogan

Anthony Davis makes his first shot attempt.

Jason Calmes

We are off! Let's go Pelicans!

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans are 2-3 in their red uniforms (1-0 at home). They're wearing them Saturday vs. Portland, April 15 and on all two-game road trips

Jason Calmes

The old complaint about Jrue was turnovers. His turnover rate this year is 11.1%. That is fantastic for a point guard.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans wearing red alternate unis at home tonight vs. Utah, which is wearing green.

Jason Calmes

BTW, the Pels are currently the 8th seed in the west. Not that it matters... But I guess it does matter.. It matters to me.. maybe. IDK

Jason Calmes

Jrue Holiday has been playing really well this year. There are still some fans who complain about him. I don't know what the deal is there.

John Reid

Going into tonight's game, the Pelicans are the eighth seed in the Western Conference with 11-12 record.

John Reid

Jrue Holiday has scored 30 points in two of the last three games.

John Reid

Tyreke Evans trying to achieve his third consecutive game scoring at least 30 points. He scored a season-high 34 points vs. Warriors on Sun.

Jimmy Smith

To follow our live in-game updates from the arena, check out the link here: nola.com/pelicans/index…

John Reid

Since Nov. 21, Jazz has lost 11 of 12 games.

John Reid

Anthony Davis says he had trouble breathing, felt a sharp pain in his chest vs. Cavaliers s.nola.com/kO0rGHL via @nolanews

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans @Anthony Davis returns to action after sustaining chest injury Friday night vs. #Cavs.