Utah Pummels Pels, 127-94

Joe Johnson scored 27 points as the Jazz pummeled the Pelicans 127-94 in New Orleans on Wednesday night.

Johnson knocked down 10-of-14 shots, including 6-of-8 from three-point range.  George Hill added 19 points in Utah's fourth straight win.  Rudy Gobert finished with 10 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. 

Anthony Davis had 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks for the Pelicans, who were outscored in every quarter.  New Orleans has lost five of its last six. 

“We would’ve liked for him to have more than 12 shots, but (the Jazz) do a good job of taking some things away from him," Alvin Gentry said of Davis' scoring total. "They are the No. 1 defensive team in the league, and you can see why.”

The Jazz racked up 62 first-half points and eclipsed the century mark by the 8:30 mark of the fourth quarter, en route to a one-sided road win. Despite shooting a scorching 61.5 percent in the first half, the Pelicans still trailed by nine points at intermission. Utah posted its best point total of the entire 2016-17 regular season.

The Pelicans now hit the road for games in Minnesota, Sacramento, Phoenix and Memphis.  They face the Timberwolves at 7 p.m. Friday.

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