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Pelicans pick up second road win by knocking off Jazz, 104-94

A 17-5 run to finish the game overwhelmed the Jazz, and it ended the Pelicans 5-game road losing streak.

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The New Orleans Pelicans were down by 6 points entering the final frame, normally a bad omen. However, the fourth quarter went differently as expected, and the Pelicans dominated the Utah Jazz down the stretch. A number of players came up big, including the play of the defense, as New Orleans closed out the game on a 17-5 run. That's right, Utah scored a mere 5 points in the final 7:21 of the game.

Throughout the first half, the game remained neck and neck, but the Jazz started to pull away from the Pelicans, leading by as much as 8 points. Utah feasted on a number of defensive breakdowns and a few favorable whistles, but for a change, New Orleans didn't wilt under the pressure. Sure, they had a couple of poor offensive possessions, but it remained the exception.

Ryan Anderson led the way for the Pelicans with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. His free throw shooting (a perfect 13-13) was instrumental in keeping the Pelicans within striking distance when the Jazz were threatening to grow their lead to double digits.

Jrue Holiday was outstanding once again this month as he added 15 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals in just 23 minutes. Eric Gordon was hot early, making 4 three-pointers in the first quarter, and finished with 19 points. Anthony Davis had a double-double with 17 and 13.

Derrick Favors (22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) and Gordon Hayward (20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 triples) had it going for the Jazz tonight.

Stay tuned for Zachary's full recap coming up later tonight. For now, savor the Pelicans win; it was just their second one in 14 road tries.

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