National Basketball Association
Utah 104, New Orleans 99
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Where: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #60 James Williams, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance: 17490
Jazz 104, Hornets 99: Paul Millsap had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Al Jefferson scored 22 points as Utah downed New Orleans to bounce back from the worst home loss in franchise history.

Derrick Favors contributed 15 points and Randy Foye added 14 for the Jazz, who suffered a 45-point loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday.

Greivis Vasquez had 17 points and 13 assists for the Hornets, who rested standout guard Eric Gordon. Ryan Anderson scored 16 points, Robin Lopez tallied 15 points and Anthony Davis added 14.

Utah had a 10-point edge when Alec Burks hit two free throws with 7:16 remaining. New Orleans trailed 95-94 after a basket by Davis with 2:17 left before Millsap and Jefferson scored back-to-back hoops, and the Jazz held on.

New Orleans led 24-12 10 minutes into the contest before Utah rallied to take a 40-39 lead on a free throw by Millsap with 5:30 left in the first half. The Jazz led 51-47 at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Utah is 16-5 at home. … New Orleans sat Gordon out due to the contest being the second of a back-to-back. He recently returned from a knee injury. … Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward (shoulder) missed his second straight contest.
Top Game Performances
New Orleans   Utah
Greivis Vasquez 17 Scoring Paul Millsap 25
Greivis Vasquez 13 Assists Randy Foye 8
Al-Farouq Aminu 13 Rebounds Paul Millsap 10
Brian Roberts 4 Free Throws Made Paul Millsap 11
Al-Farouq Aminu 1 Steals Marvin Williams 2
Robin Lopez 4 Blocks Paul Millsap 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 99 47.4 8-22 17-28 22 43 7 5 12
Utah 104 50.0 4-12 32-46 24 40 5 6 13
Upcoming Games
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Portland. The Jazz have a W/L % of .520 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .312 after a win and .333 after a loss.