The New Orleans Pelicans fell short of defeating the Utah Jazz on the second game of a road back-to-back by a score of 108-100.
The New Orleans Pelicans beat the Denver Nuggets in a big away game on the night before.
However, they could not win on the back-to-back against a stifling defense in the Utah Jazz. Losing to the Jazz is a bad loss especially at this point in the season. Mostly due to the Pelicans are fighting for playoff contention and the Jazz without their star forward in Gordon Hayward.
The balance scoring of the Jazz was just too much for the Pelicans to compete against. Especially when their star player in Anthony Davis could rarely rest in tonight’s game.
The New Orleans Pelicans were without DeMarcus Cousins again, who is currently dealing with an ankle sprain. The Jazz finished the game with five players who had at least 14 points. Rudy Gobert had his way on the boards, but Davis gave him a very tough matchup. Gobert finished with 20 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks.
The New Orleans Pelicans will face the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. It is another big game, because the Mavs are right above the Pelicans in playoff contention, fighting for the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Tip off is on schedule for 7:00 p.m. CST.