Davis leads Pelicans past Jazz
Published on November 21, 2013 at 06:01AM
Anthony Davis had 22 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks, and the New Orleans Hornets won their second straight game, 105-98 over the struggling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Ryan Anderson added 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help the Pelicans pull away in the fourth quarter after the Jazz, which beat New Orleans for its only win of the season last week, had rallied to take a third-quarter lead.
Jrue Holiday scored 14, Tyreke Evans 13 and Jason Smith 11 for New Orleans.
Former Michigan star and first-round draft choice Trey Burke made his NBA debut for Utah after missing the first 12 games because of surgery on his right index finger. The ninth overall pick last summer scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting in only 12 minutes.
Enes Kanter led Utah with 19 points and John Lucas added 14, hitting four of five 3s he attempted. Richard Jefferson and Derrick Favors each scored 13, but it was not enough prevent the Jazz (1-2) from dropping their fourth straight as one of its top scorers, Gordon Hayward had an off-night. Hayward shot 1 for 17 and finished with six points.