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Recap - Jazz Defeat New Orleans 100-96

Gordon Hayward scored 21 points leading the Jazz to a 100-96 victory over New Orleans at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday.

The match was decisive in favor of Utah, but bettors saw the game push as the margin of victory was the same as the closing point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 194.5.

Utah got 21 points from Alec Burks and another 20 points from Derrick Favors. Trey Burke contributed 8 assists, while Derrick Favors cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

New Orleans got 26 points from Anthony Morrow in a losing cause and another 18 points from Brian Roberts. Brian Roberts contributed 6 assists for the Pelicans, while Anthony Davis had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 45-43 at the break.

New Orleans had a 36-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Next game, Utah takes its act on the road to face Golden State looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head on the road to face Portland.