JOE Johnson led with 27 points, George Hill scored 19, and the Utah Jazz won its fourth straight with a 127-94 victory against the slumping New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).
Johnson hit six of his eight 3-point shots. Gordon Hayward added 17 points in a game where the Jazz managed to rest their starters in the last period, having led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter. The Jazz led for all but the first three minutes and were up by as many as 39 in the final period.
Rudy Gobert had 10 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks for Utah, which outrebounded New Orleans 48-37.
The Jazz tandem of Gobert and Derrick Favors limited Pelicans big man Anthony Davis offensively. Davis scores nearly 28 points per outing but managed only 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting despite his 10 rebounds six blocks.
Terrence Jones scored 21 points and Jrue Holiday added 15 for New Orleans, which has lost five of its last six games. E'Twaun Moore had 13 points.
Alec Burks added 13 points and Dante Exum 11 for the Jazz, who shot nearly 55 percent from the field and converted 14 of 32 from downtown.