SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Anthony Davis had a career-high 43 points and 14 rebounds, Jrue Holiday added 19 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 106-94 on Saturday night.
Davis shot 16 for 23 from the field to help the Pelicans earn a split of their four-game western road trip.
Gordon Hayward scored 31 points and Trey Burke had a season-high 20 for the Jazz.
Utah cut a 19-point third-quarter deficit to 77-72 by the end of the period as Hayward made four free throws over a 20-second span.
However, Holiday had a 3-pointer and Davis had a dunk as the Pelicans used a 10-2 run to take a 13-point lead with 9:28 remaining. Utah closed within single digits one more time, pulling to 99-90 on Burke’s jumper with 3:08 left. But Rivers and Holiday drove for back-to-back layups to put the game out of reach.
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