NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tyreke Evans had 22 points and 15 assists, and the short-handed Pelicans overcame the loss of Anthony Davis to extend their winning streak to a season-long five games, 102-95 victory over Utah on Friday night.
Davis left the game with a left ankle injury less than four minutes in, further depleting New Orleans’ already injury-riddled roster. Evans played point guard for a second straight game, as he did in an upset of the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Anthony Morrow scored 20 points, Al-Farouq Aminu added 13, and Austin Rivers and Darius Miller each had 12. Alexis Ajinca, playing extended minutes in Davis’ absence, had 10 rebounds, nine points and three blocks.
Derrick Favors had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz, which lost their third straight. Gordon Hayward added 21 points.
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