Anthony Davis posts triple-double but Pelicans fall to Jazz at home

Anthony Davis posts triple-double but Pelicans fall to Jazz at home

Anthony Davis posts triple-double but Pelicans fall to Jazz at home

He had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks in his return from a sprained ankle, and generated MVP chants during a sensational performance.

Jrue Holiday added 18 points and 10 assists, Ian Clark scored 14, Darius Miller and Emeka Okafor had 11 each and E'Twaun Moore scored 10.

The Pelicans scored at least 110 points in each of their 10 wins during the team's historic streak, but they've been held to less than 100 points in back-to-back games for the first time since November.

The win extended the Jazz's winning streak to six, with guard Ricky Rubio starring with 30 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

The 21-year-old had only two points going into halftime, but he closed the period by scoring 15 points over the final three minutes with several sensational plays along the way. In the most recent game February 5, Mitchell was one of six from the field in 19 minutes, but it mattered little as the Jazz rolled to a 133-109 victory in New Orleans. Davis is now shooting 53.7 percent from the floor, 36.2 percent from three-point range and 82.7 percent from the free-throw line. Utah finished with a 55-38 rebounding advantage.

Anthony Davis posts triple-double but Pelicans fall to Jazz at home
Anthony Davis posts triple-double but Pelicans fall to Jazz at home

Rubio has steadily improved in scoring in each game, taking a goose egg in the first one while missing seven shots and then scoring 11 points in the second game January 3.

Just a few days ago, the matchup versus the New Orleans Pelicans loomed large.

Up next: Pelicans vs. Charlotte, Tuesday, 7 p.m. CST.

With DeMarcus Cousins out for the remainder of the season, Davis has been the catalyst for the Pelicans, who has allowed them to be the fourth seed in the Western Conference with only 16 games left on their schedule.

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