NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 22 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their second straight game, 105-98 over the struggling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Ryan Anderson added 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help the Pelicans pull away in the fourth quarter after the Jazz, which beat New Orleans for its only win of the season last week, had rallied to take a third-quarter lead.
Jure Holiday scored 14, Tyreke Evans 13 and Jason Smith 11 for New Orleans.
Former Michigan star and first-round draft choice Trey Burke made his NBA debut for Utah after missing the first 12 games because of surgery on his right index finger. The ninth overall pick last summer scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting in only 12 minutes.
Enes Kanter led Utah with 19 points and John Lucas added 14, hitting four of five 3s he attempted. Richard Jefferson and Derrick Favors each scored 13, but it was not enough prevent the Jazz (1-2) from dropping their fourth straight as one of its top scorers, Gordon Hayward had an off-night. Hayward shot 1 for 17 and finished with six points.
Utah started to find its rhythm early in the third quarter, scoring 11 straight points, including two 3s by Lucas and another by Jefferson, to take its largest lead at 57-51.
New Orleans immediately responded with a 15-4 run, however. Holiday scored twice inside during the spurt and Davis added a fast-break dunk.
The game remained close until early in the fourth quarter, when Anderson hit two 3s to cap a 14-2 run that gave New Orleans its largest lead at 87-73. Utah was able to briefly trim its deficit to six when Kanter's inside basket made it 96-90, but Davis' putback in a crowd began another Pelicans surge which Anderson highlighted with a dunk to build New Orleans' lead back to a game-high 14 at 105-91 with 1:05 left.
New Orleans finished shooting 51 percent (40 of 79), while Utah hit 45 percent (37 of 83) of its shots.
Both teams got off to a slow start, combining to go 1 for 10 from the floor to start the game. Hayward, who had a game-high 27 points in Utah's win over New Orleans in Salt Lake City last week, was an uncharacteristic 1 for 11 in the first half.
Gordon, meanwhile, hit only one of his first eight shots for New Orleans.
Davis had 10 of his points before halftime, and his inside basket gave New Orleans 39-31 lead in the second quarter.
Kanter kept Utah close with 10 early points of his own, including his free throws which cut Utah's deficit to 45-41 at halftime.
NOTES: Utah, which fell to 0-7 away from home, continues its three game road trip Friday at Dallas and Sunday at Oklahoma City. ... A video review deprived Anderson of a made 3 when officials concluded a foul called on Utah occurred just before the shot.