|Date of game: 12/16/2014
Recap: New Orleans vs. Utah
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Anderson sparked a remarkable turnaround in the fourth quarter as the New Orleans Pelicans pulled out a 119-111 victory over the road-weary Utah Jazz on Tuesday.
Anderson scored 13 of his 28 points in the final frame as the Pelicans rallied from 14 down to hand the Jazz a sixth straight road setback.
Monty Williams attributed the win to Anderson and the rest of New Orleans' bench, which outscored Utah's reserves 52-27.
"I thought their energy gave us a bit of a jolt tonight," the Pelicans head coach said.
Anthony Davis, who missed Sunday's overtime loss against Golden State with a bruised chest, scored 31 points on 12-of-15 shooting and pulled down nine rebounds for the victors.
Enes Kanter finished with a career-high 29 points for Utah, which was outscored 41-19 over the final 11-plus minutes.
The Pelicans inexplicably threw away the inbounds pass on the opening play of the fourth and found themselves down 92-78 less than a minute into the frame.
An Anderson putback, Austin Rivers finger-roll and Anderson 3-pointer quickly cut the deficit to single digits, and Anderson hit a 3-pointer to cap a 12-2 run that gave the hosts a 108-104 lead with 2:38 to play.
It was New Orleans' first lead since it was a 4-3 game, and Davis made sure it held up.
The star center took over down the stretch, as he tipped in a Rivers miss, converted a three-point play and threw down a reserve dunk off a nice feed from Tyreke Evans, stretching the lead to 115-109 in the final minute.
"(New Orleans) turned it up and a couple of their players made some great plays and had some big-time efforts," Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said.
Trey Burke poured in 14 of his 16 points in the game's first eight minutes. His 3-pointer, followed by a Trevor Booker layup, had the Jazz in front by double digits at 22-12.
The Pelicans pulled even twice in the second quarter but never got over the hump. They trailed 56-53 at halftime and watched Utah scored nine of the final 11 points of the third. Dante Exum's jumper beat the buzzer to put Utah ahead 89-78.Game Notes
After making 57.6 percent of their shots over the first three quarters, the
Jazz shot just 29.2 percent (7-of-24) in the fourth ... New Orleans connected
on 59.5 percent of its shots ... Evans finished with 19 points and six assists
... The Jazz were without forward Derrick Favors due to an ankle injury ...
The Pelicans improved to 8-3 at home ... This was the second stop on a six-
game road trip for the Jazz, who visit the Heat on Wednesday.