New Orleans Pelicans (4-16, 14th in Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (12-6, third in Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Friday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans travels to Utah in a bid to break their seven-game road slide.

The Jazz are 7-1 in conference games. Utah is 0-2 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Pelicans are 3-8 against opponents in the conference. New Orleans ranks ninth in the Western Conference, allowing just 109.3 points while keeping their opponents 46.2 percent from shots.

BEST PERFORMERS: Mike Conley is averaging 14.1 points and 5.5 assists for the Jazz. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 22.3 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 43.8 percent in the last 10 games for Utah.

Devonte ‘Graham is averaging 15.1 points and 4.9 assists for the Pelicans. Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19.0 points in the last 10 games for New Orleans.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 5-5, average 112.0 points, 44.3 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field . Their opponents average 106.1 points per game.

Pelicans: 3-7, averaging 102.5 points, 45.9 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 43.0% from the field. Their opponents average 105.9 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: None listed.

Pelicans: Daulton Men: outside (leg), Zion Williamson: outside (foot).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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