Anthony Davis posts triple-double with 10 blocks vs. Jazz

Lynette Rowe
March 12, 2018

In his return from a one-game absence due to a sprained left ankle, New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis recorded his first triple-double in the National Basketball Association in a 116-99 loss to the Utah Jazz.

Davis is enjoying an MVP-caliber season with averages of 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals.

Rubio kept the Jazz afloat in a poor-shooting first half, spraying in midrange jumpers and finishing with his second-straight double-double with 30 points and 10 rebounds.

While Rubio paced the Jazz all game, Mitchell, who had two points at half-time, came up with a crucial stretch in the third quarter, scoring 18 points in five minutes to swing the momentum back in the Jazz's favour.

The Pelicans may be the fourth-ranked team right now in the West, but only three-and-a-half games separate them from eighth place, which makes it very important for them to continue winning games at a high rate in order to not slip in the standings.

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Attacking the boards: Utah outrebounded New Orleans, 55-38.

Mitchell's debut against New Orleans was his national coming out party as he torched the Pelicans for 41 points in Utah's 114-108 win December 1, going six of 12 from 3-point range and 13 of 25 overall.

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

Life without Boogie: The Pelicans dropped to 11-7 since star center DeMarcus Cousins suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.

New Orleans scored the first six points of the second quarter, and the score was tied six more times in the period. Tuesday's matchup will be the final contest of New Orleans' current three-game homestand.

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