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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) \u2014 Repeated slow starts and lackluster finishes compelled Rudy Gobert to question the competitive spirit of some Utah Jazz teammates. They responded with the fire expected from an NBA playoff team on Monday night.

Gobert had 20 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Jazz over the New Orleans Pelicans 108-100, a stark turnaround after a sluggish effort in a loss Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Gobert said after the loss to the Clippers that some of his teammates were not competitive enough. He apologized for his remarks during a team meeting prior to Monday's shootaround.

Still, his message seemed to resonate with the Jazz.

\"We could feel the energy tonight. Everybody was communicating,\" Gobert said. \"Everybody was active. They made a run in the third, but we stayed together. We worked. We outworked them and were able to get stops and buckets the other way.\"

Rodney Hood scored 20 points, Joe Ingles added 19 and George Hill chipped in with 17 as that Jazz trio combined to make a dozen 3-pointers. Utah (45-29) swept the season series 3-0 after dominating from the perimeter for four quarters.

Anthony Davis had 36 points and 17 rebounds for New Orleans, which played again without injured center DeMarcus Cousins. Jrue Holiday scored 19, but the Pelicans (31-43) lost for only the third time in nine games.

New Orleans got no closer than six in the fourth quarter. The Pelicans cut the deficit to 102-96 on a 3-pointer by Davis, but Utah answered with a jumper from Joe Johnson and a 3 from Hood in the final minute.

\"They made some tough shots down the stretch,\" Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. \"Every time they got separation, we found a way to get ourselves back in it. We just couldn't get over the hump.\"

Gobert and Davis took turns dominating during the first half.

The first quarter belonged to Gobert. He totaled six points, six rebounds and four blocks, and the Jazz did not let those efforts go to waste.

Utah used a 9-0 run to open a 24-15 lead, and in the second quarter, Utah used a 13-0 run to take its largest lead. Hood punctuated the spurt with back-to-back 3-pointers, putting the Jazz ahead 39-21.

\"We started off slow on defense and they got too many easy looks under the basket and open 3s,\" Davis said.

Davis took over after that. He scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting in the second quarter alone. The Pelicans center scored 10 straight points to help fuel a 12-2 run that trimmed the lead back to single digits. His final basket in the quarter sliced Utah's lead to 54-51 with 1:17 remaining before halftime.

The Pelicans finally went ahead 61-59 on a tip-in basket from Solomon Hill in the third quarter.

Hill gave the Jazz the lead again on a 3-pointer and it marked just the beginning of a barrage from the perimeter. Ingles and Johnson buried back-to-back 3s to fuel a 10-0 run, which Gobert punctuated with a hammer dunk to give Utah a 78-65 lead.

TIP-INS

Pelicans: Cousins (sprained ankle) missed his second straight game. ... In three games against Utah this season, Davis averaged 22.7 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks.

Jazz: F Gordon Hayward (bruised quad) and G Alec Burks (personal reasons) did not play for Utah. ... Gobert has blocked at least one shot in 41 straight games. He had a streak of 24 consecutive games with a blocked shot earlier this season. ... The Jazz shot 15 of 27 from 3-point range. Ingles led the way, going 5 of 5 from long distance.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Host the Mavericks on Wednesday.

Jazz: At the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) \u2014 This was no feel-good road trip for the Memphis Grizzlies, who had another loss to contemplate on a long flight home.

Darren Collison scored 23 points and made two crucial free throws in the closing seconds to help the Sacramento Kings hand the slumping Grizzlies their fourth consecutive defeat, 91-90 on Monday night.

A veteran team hoping to play well down the stretch in preparation for the playoffs, the Grizzlies are struggling instead. They sit seventh in the Western Conference, 2 1/2 games behind sixth-place Oklahoma City, which roared back late to defeat Dallas on Monday.

The Grizzlies have lost nine of 13 overall and have eight games left in the regular season.

\"We're frustrated, obviously. Each game (on the road trip) has been different. We've had good and bad games, even in the losses,\" Mike Conley said. \"Tonight we felt like we should have won. We really needed it.\"

The Grizzlies played without leading rebounder and second-leading scorer Marc Gasol, who missed his second consecutive game with a strained left foot. He's missed just five games this season after playing only 52 a year ago due to a broken right foot.

The victory was the second straight for the Kings, both over playoff-bound teams. Sacramento rallied from an 18-point deficit in the final five minutes to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

\"This was a game they needed. I know it's tough without Marc, but this was maybe our last stand for the year as far as you're not going to see all our veterans play together for the rest of the season,\" said Kings coach Dave Joerger, who spent the previous three seasons as Memphis' head coach. \"We just tried to wear them down and try to be the young, energetic team. We got two wins against two really good playoff teams.\"

Conley had 22 points and nine assists for the Grizzlies. Zach Randolph added 17 points and 15 rebounds, and Brandon Wright scored 11.

Randolph hit two free throws with 32.9 seconds left, giving the Grizzlies a 90-89 lead. But then Collison made both free throws to put the Kings up by one with 5.7 seconds left. Randolph missed an open 3-pointer with a second left that would have won it for Memphis.

\"The look was good. It was just a little too hard,\" Randolph said.

Buddy Hield had 14 points for the Kings, and Willie Cauley-Stein contributed 12 points and nine rebounds. Kosta Koufos fouled out late in the game and had 11 points.

The Kings are 5-12 since trading DeMarcus Cousins at the All-Star break.

\"It's always good when you win and the spirits are high in here. Losing gets old,\" Cauley-Stein said. \"So even for the old guys, the veterans, to get that win is special. We're really locked in on defense and we're starting to trust each other. It's starting to show and it's only going to get better.\"

The Grizzlies went cold in the third quarter, missing 17 of 24 shots and getting outscored 23-19. They trailed 74-68 entering the fourth.

CAN MEMPHIS TURN IT AROUND?

Memphis has a favorable schedule in its final eight games. The Grizzlies have six home games, including the final four to conclude the regular season. Five of the games are against teams with losing records. But coach Dave Fizdale is frustrated, just like his players.

\"The whole trip was a real disaster mentally for us,\" he said. \"It's really frustrating for me right now as a coach because it's not anything effort-wise. The last three games I thought we really competed our tail off.\"

TIP-INS

Grizzlies: A veteran of 18 seasons, Vince Carter got a rare start. He had seven points in 28 minutes. ... Filling in for Gasol, Randolph made his fifth start of the season.

Kings: The organization issued a statement regarding rumors earlier in the day about hiring Sam Hinkie as general manager. \"It's not true. Somebody is trying to create something. Everything is fine here,\" Kings owner Vivek Ranadive said during halftime.\" ... Arron Afflalo was not with the team for personal reasons. Tyreke Evans was given a rest and didn't play.

UP NEXT

Grizzlies: Host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, a team fighting for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Kings: Another challenging home game Wednesday against playoff-bound Utah.

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PRO FOOTBALL

PHOENIX (AP) \u2014 Invoking his father Al's name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland.

NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter.

\"My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future,\" Davis said. \"This gives us the ability to achieve that.\"

The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland's proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money. Bank of America also is giving Davis a $650 million loan, further helping to persuade owners to allow the third team relocation in just over a year.

The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles in 2016, and in January the Chargers relocated from San Diego to LA.

NCAA TOURNAMENT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) \u2014 Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have been on an unprecedented Final Four run, making it there 10 straight years.

This trip might have been the least expected of them.

With a trio of All-Americans lost to graduation, Auriemma had questions about his inexperienced group of Huskies. They answered every single one of them.

Next up for the Huskies, who have won 111 consecutive games, is Mississippi State on Friday night in Dallas. Stanford will face South Carolina in the other national semifinal, giving the Southeastern Conference two teams in the Final Four for the first time since 2008.

That was the last season the conference won a championship. The Bulldogs are playing in their first Final Four after beating Baylor in the Oklahoma City Regional.

PENN STATE ABUSE SCANDAL

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) \u2014 A juror who voted to convict Penn State's former president of child endangerment said that the defendant's own words in a 2001 email amounted to some of the strongest evidence against him.

Victoria Navazio said that an email from Graham Spanier to former co-defendants Gary Schultz and Tim Curley showed that he knew children were at risk.

Spanier approved a plan on how to deal with a report that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy in a team facility. In the email, he told the other two administrators that the \"only downside\" was if Sandusky did not respond properly \"and then we become vulnerable for not having reported it.\"

Spanier, who did not testify or put on any witnesses, has said he had no inkling that the 2001 complaint by then-graduate assistant coach Mike McQueary to Curley, Schultz and former head football coach Joe Paterno was about a sexual attack on a child, as McQueary has repeatedly testified was the case. Spanier has said it was characterized as horseplay.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY WAGE BOYCOTT

WASHINGTON (AP) \u2014 Pressure is mounting on USA Hockey in its wage dispute with the women's national team.

Sixteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to executive director Dave Ogrean, urging him to resolve the matter. The message came four days before the start of the women's world championship, which players threatened to boycott if significant progress was not made toward an agreement.

USA Hockey's board of directors held a meeting but had not emerged with a resolution as of late Monday night. Players said Sunday in a statement that they were hopeful USA Hockey would agree to what was hammered out after 10-plus hours of in-person talks a week ago.

The senators, all Democrats, cited the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and told Ogrean he should ensure the team receives \"equitable resources.\"

They joined a chorus of support that includes unions representing players from the NHL, NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. Those organizations said over the weekend they stood with the women's team and criticized USA Hockey for attempting to find replacement players.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

LOS ANGELES (AP) \u2014 Lonzo Ball of UCLA, Josh Hart of Villanova, Frank Mason III of Kansas, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan and Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss are the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's player of the year.

The five have been invited to Los Angeles for the trophy presentation at the College Basketball Awards on April 7.

The 10-member Wooden Award All American team was announced Monday based on national fan voting from March 13-20, which included opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Besides those five, the other members are: Dillon Brooks of Oregon, Josh Jackson of Kansas, Justin Jackson of North Carolina, Duke's Luke Kennard and Kentucky's Malik Monk.

Brooks, Justin Jackson and Williams-Goss will play at the Final Four this weekend in Arizona.

PRO BASKETBALL

LOS ANGELES (AP) \u2014 A battle over control of the Los Angeles Lakers is over after an agreement was reached to have Jeanie Buss serve as controlling owner of the storied NBA franchise for the rest of her life, making permanent the arrangement her late father and longtime Lakers owner Jerry Buss said in his will that he wanted.

The agreement was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and states that Jim and Johnny Buss have agreed that their sister will serve as the controlling owner. The filing ends weeks of uncertainty about control of the Lakers as the franchise tries to put several losing seasons behind it.

Earlier this month, Jeanie Buss went to court seeking an order to control the team after her brothers called for a board meeting that she interpreted as a challenge to her power. That filing came days after she removed Jim Buss as the Lakers' executive vice president of basketball operations.

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PHOENIX (AP) \u2014 Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders.

Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis' team belongs to Oakland. Well, sort of.

NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. Davis insisted the club his father, Hall of Fame owner Al Davis, built into a champion \u2014 in Oakland and Los Angeles \u2014 should still be considered a part of the Bay Area community.

\"I wouldn't use the term lame duck,\" Davis insisted. \"We're still the Raiders and we represent Raider Nation.

\"There will be disappointed fans, and it's important for me to talk to them to explain why and how.\"

As he does so, he also can address what is ahead for a team that, on the field, clearly is on the rise. Yet, questions abound how much support the Raiders can possibly retain in what is now a temporary home.

\"My emotions are mixed,\" said coach Jack Del Rio, a Bay Area native. \"While I'm sad for family and friends and fans in the Oakland area, I also recognize the tremendous opportunity going forward for our organization. That being said, my mission remains the same. To lead this team here and now. Players and coaches need to understand their defined roles. We all need to bring positive energy everyday as we focus on things that we can control.\"

What they can't control is community reaction in a place where devotion to the Raiders during their Oakland years \u2014 they spent 1982-94 in Los Angeles \u2014 has been admirable. Even during all the losing between their last Super Bowl appearance, for the 2002 season, and their next winning record, which came last year, the Black Hole gang has been dedicated.

\"All the Raiders fans my age, no way you can do it,\" said Ivan Davis, a fan of the team for a half-century. \"Anyone who lived through the first one will not support them. The older Raiders fans, you lost them forever. The ones who gave their life blood to you, you lost them forever.\"

There will be new fans, of course, in a new locale, a place no one imagined the NFL venturing to just a few years ago. But with their $1.7 billion stadium not to be completed before 2020, the Raiders have three seasons to fill playing elsewhere.

\"We have two more years of lease options for Oakland right now,\" Davis said. \"If the fans would like us to stay there, we'd love to be there for that and possibly talk to them about extending it for maybe 2019 as well, and try to bring a championship back to Oakland.\"

The likelihood of the East Bay welcoming the Raiders for a third season at the aging Coliseum they share with the Athletics \u2014 the only such NFL/MLB arrangement remaining \u2014 isn't high. Mayor Libby Schaaf has accused Davis and the league of not \"manning up,\" and other legislators have mentioned finding ways to void the two years of stadium options the Raiders have negotiated.

Davis said any season ticket holders who have already paid for next season will get full refunds if they seek them.

While 2019 is not nearly upon us, Davis needs a concrete plan for that season, including finding a training facility as well as a stadium.

There are other potential hang-ups that could slow construction of the Las Vegas stadium, which doesn't have a definite site yet.

Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money, and Bank of America is giving Davis a $650 million loan. It's conceivable, if highly improbable, that snags will hit in those areas.

Interestingly, one segment that will profit from the move: Raiders employees. There is no income tax in Nevada, while California's is among the highest in the nation.

Meanwhile, league reservations about relocating a franchise to a city built on gambling have disappeared.

\"The existing size of Las Vegas, the diversification and the growth that it has undergone over the last 20 years, combine to make it a mid-sized market today,\" said league executive Eric Grubman, the NFL's point man on stadium projects, \"but one that is exhibiting significantly above average growth. Those things in combination, its current size with its above average growth, combined to give the rest of the ownership confidence.\"

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AP Sports Writers Janie McCauley and Josh Dubow contributed.

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DALLAS (AP) \u2014 Russell Westbrook rescued Oklahoma City with a stunning rally and guaranteed the first losing record for Dallas in 17 full seasons under owner Mark Cuban.

Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper with seven seconds left and the Thunder erased a 13-point deficit in the final four minutes for a 92-91 victory over the Mavericks on Monday night.

The six-time All-Star and current NBA scoring leader, whom Cuban steadfastly claims isn't a superstar, had his third straight triple-double with 37 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Westbrook scored 12 in a 14-0 run by Oklahoma City to finish it, but said he wasn't trying to convince Cuban, who was in the first row of seats just a few feet from the winning shot.

\"Nah, man,\" said Westbrook, who has 37 triple-doubles and needs four in the final nine games to tie Oscar Robertson's NBA record set during the 1961-62 season. \"I play every night the same way. Whatever he says doesn't even matter to me. He's going to do his job, and I'm going to do mine.\"

The Thunder gained possession on a replay reversal with 13 seconds to go and Westbrook hit the decisive shot from just beyond the free throw line over Wesley Matthews.

Dallas was out of timeouts, and Harrison Barnes missed a long 3-pointer before the buzzer. The Mavericks (31-42) last had a losing season in 1999-2000, Dirk Nowitzki's second year. Cuban bought the team in January that season, when Dallas finished 40-42.

\"It just happened so fast,\" said Nerlens Noel, who scored 15 points along with Matthews to lead Dallas. \"They were just playing more aggressive than we were late in the game.\"

The Thunder (42-31) won for the seventh time in nine games since a four-game losing streak that matched a season high. They are a game behind the fifth-place Clippers in the Western Conference and 2\u00bd in front of Memphis for the No. 6 seed.

Mavericks rookie Yogi Ferrell scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, capped by a 3-pointer for a 91-78 lead with 3:31 remaining. Dallas didn't score again.

Westbrook started the stunning run with a breakaway dunk, followed by a 3. After Steven Adams tipped in Westbrook's missed 3, the star guard hit a floater on a three-point play to get the Thunder to 91-88.

The Mavericks had possession with the shot clock off after Westbrook missed a jumper, but Dallas got stuck in the backcourt and called its final timeout. With just three seconds to get the ball past midcourt, an inbounds pass for J.J. Barea was tipped by Westbrook, who immediately signaled Oklahoma City ball even though the initial call went Dallas' way.

There were plenty of celebrating Westbrook fans when he pulled up on a backpedaling Matthews.

\"That's about as good a shot as you're going to get,\" Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. \"You're trying to take away something at the rim.\"

TIP-INS

Thunder: Went scoreless for the first 5:25 of the second and finished with 10 points in the period, their lowest total for any quarter this season. ... Victor Oladipo scored 15 points, and Taj Gibson had 13. ... Westbrook scored at least 30 points for the 39th time this season.

Mavericks: G Seth Curry was a late scratch with a left shoulder injury. He had started 34 straight games, and Dallas was 20-14 in those games after a horrid start for an injury-plagued team. ... Dallas went on a 31-9 run over more than a quarter in the first half.

TAKING OVER

The Thunder closed a game with at least a 14-0 run for the second time this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. They had a 15-0 spurt in a 114-102 win at home against Memphis on Feb. 3. The rest of the NBA has combined for one such game-ending run this season, Elias said.

ZIPPING THE LIP

Rick Carlisle was visibly upset after Westbrook wasn't called for traveling while taking a long step and pulling the ball in after changing his mind on a dribble. The Dallas coach wasn't in the mood to address it after the game. \"I didn't look at it so I don't have a real opinion on it,\" he said. \"And if I did, it would cost me a lot of money, so I will pass.\"

GAME OF DROUGHTS

The Thunder won despite a six-minute scoring drought in the first half. They managed just two points in the last six minutes of the third quarter after nearly wiping out a 15-point halftime deficit in the first six minutes of the period.

UP NEXT

Thunder: At the Orlando Magic on Wednesday to finish a three-game trip in four nights.

Mavericks: At the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday to start season-ending stretch that features seven of nine on the road.

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) \u2014 Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the ailing Cleveland Cavaliers 103-74 on Monday night in a showdown that turned into a major letdown for the defending NBA champions.

LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol added 14 points apiece for the Spurs, who won their fifth straight.

Cleveland (47-26) dropped its second in a row, set a season low for points and fell a half-game behind Boston (48-26) for the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Cavaliers star LeBron James was injured late in the third quarter after taking an elbow to the base of his neck. He remained on the bench for a while receiving medical attention, then headed toward the locker room and didn't return to the game. Afterward, he said he was fine.

James finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in 29 minutes. Kyle Korver (foot) and Iman Shumpert (knee) sat out with injuries for Cleveland.

San Antonio (57-16) is two games behind Golden State for the league's best record entering a home game against the Warriors on Wednesday.

THUNDER 92, MAVERICKS 91

DALLAS (AP) \u2014 Russell Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper with seven seconds left and Oklahoma City erased a 13-point deficit in the final four minutes to beat Dallas.

Westbrook scored 37 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, with 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his third straight triple-double and 37th of the season.

The Thunder finished on a 14-0 run, capped when they gained possession on a replay reversal with 13 seconds to go. Westbrook then hit the decisive shot from just beyond the free throw line over Wesley Matthews.

Westbrook scored 12 of the final 14 points.

Harrison Barnes missed a long 3-pointer just before the buzzer, clinching the first losing season for the Mavericks (31-42) since 1999-2000, the season that owner Mark Cuban bought the team with Dirk Nowitzki in his second year.

The Thunder (42-31) won for the seventh time in nine games since a four-game losing streak that matched a season high.

KNICKS 109, PISTONS 95

NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Derrick Rose scored 27 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 25 and New York handed Detroit another damaging defeat.

Carmelo Anthony added 21 points for the Knicks after missing two games with a sore left knee. New York snapped a five-game losing streak and avoided playoff elimination.

Marcus Morris scored 20 points but the Pistons dropped their fourth straight and fell 1\u00bd games behind Miami for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ish Smith had 15 points while former starting point guard Reggie Jackson didn't play.

Andre Drummond had 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost seven of eight.

RAPTORS 131, MAGIC 112

TORONTO (AP) \u2014 DeMar DeRozan scored 36 points and Cory Joseph had 15 points and 13 assists as Toronto defeated Orlando for its sixth straight victory.

DeRozan, selected the Eastern Conference player of the week earlier in the day, scored 18 in the first quarter. Joseph added six rebounds and Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors (45-29).

Elfrid Payton had 22 points and nine assists for Orlando (27-47). Evan Fournier added 20 points, and Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and 15 rebounds.

It was the first game between the teams since the Raptors traded Terrence Ross to the Magic for Serge Ibaka in February. Ross finished with 17 points, while Ibaka had 16 points and seven rebounds.

KINGS 91, GRIZZLIES 90

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) \u2014 Darren Collison scored 23 points and made two crucial free throws in the closing seconds to help Sacramento hand slumping Memphis its fourth consecutive loss.

The victory was the second straight for the Kings, both over playoff-bound teams. Sacramento rallied from an 18-point deficit in the final five minutes to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

Mike Conley had 22 points and nine assists for the Grizzlies, and Zach Randolph added 17 points and 15 rebounds. Memphis has lost nine of 13 and sits in seventh place in the Western Conference.

Randolph hit two free throws with 32.9 seconds left, giving the Grizzlies a 90-89 lead. But then Collison made both free throws to put the Kings up by one with 5.7 seconds left. Randolph missed an open 3-pointer with a second left that would have won it for Memphis.

The Grizzlies played without leading rebounder and second-leading scorer Marc Gasol, who missed his second consecutive game with a strained left foot.

Buddy Hield had 14 points for the Kings, and Willie Cauley-Stein contributed 12 points and nine rebounds.

JAZZ 108, PELICANS 100

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) \u2014 Rudy Gobert had 20 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks to lead Utah over New Orleans.

Rodney Hood scored 20 points, Joe Ingles added 19 and George Hill chipped in with 17 as that Jazz trio combined to make a dozen 3-pointers. Utah (45-29) swept the season series 3-0 after dominating from the perimeter for four quarters.

Anthony Davis had 36 points and 17 rebounds for New Orleans, which played its second consecutive game without injured center DeMarcus Cousins (sprained ankle). Jrue Holiday scored 19, but the Pelicans (31-43) lost for only the third time in nine games.

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