NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis capped a 19-point night with a running left-handed hook and 3-pointer in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Utah 100-96 on Wednesday night to snap the Jazz's seven-game winning streak.
Jrue Holiday scored 21 points for the Pelicans, who won their second straight. Davis scored all but three of his points in the second half. His running hook from about 5 feet out gave New Orleans a 94-92 lead with 59 seconds remaining. His 3 made it 97-93 with 35 seconds left.
Derrick Favors scored 29 and Gordon Hayward, 21 for Utah, but each missed a free throw in the final minute.
Rodney Hood added 15 for Utah, but the Jazz turned the ball over 17 times and missed 14 of 21 shots from 3-point range.
Norris Cole had 11 points for New Orleans, including a pair of free throws with 22 seconds left to give New Orleans a five-point lead.
Despite coming off an overtime victory in Dallas a night earlier, Utah led much of the game and did not appear to have tired legs until the final minutes.
The Jazz made 12 of 15 shots in the third quarter, turning a two-point halftime deficit to a lead as large as seven after consecutive driving dunks by Hayward and Trevor Booker made it 74-67.
Rudy Gobert had nine of his 12 points in the third quarter, hitting both of his shots and five of six free throws, and Utah took a 77-71 lead into the final period. Utah briefly bumped its lead up to 79-71 on Hayward's short jumper before the Pelicans responded with an 8-0 run to tie it.
Holiday and Alexis Ajinca each scored four points during the game-tying surge, which set up an tense, back-and fourth final eight minutes during which neither team led by more than two until the final minute.
Davis had a quiet first half, but the Pelicans put forth a balanced effort that was good enough to take a 47-45 lead into halftime.
The Pelicans got 28 points from reserves in the opening half, helping them erase an early nine-point deficit.
Utah hit three of its first four 3-point attempts, the third, by Hayward, putting the Jazz up 19-10. New Orleans tied it early in the second quarter and neither team led by more than three points the rest of the half.
Jazz: Utah also saw a road winning streak end after three games. ... Hood did not score at least 23 points for the first time in four games. ... G Trey Burke, who stayed behind because of an illness during the current road trip, missed his third straight game.
Pelicans: Guard Tyreke Evans missed his eighth straight game with a right knee injury that was initially diagnosed as tendinitis but now might require surgery. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Evans is seeking a second opinion. "There is a possibility that it's something that could keep him out the rest of the season," Gentry said earlier Wednesday. "We won't know that until the opinions are gathered and the information is processed." ... Before tip-off, the Pelicans asked for a moment of silence for Ingrid Williams, the wife of ex-Pelicans head coach Monty Williams. Ingrid Williams was killed in a car accident earlier Wednesday. Monty Williams, now an assistant coach with Oklahoma City, was hired by New Orleans to his first and only head coaching job in 2010 and fired after last season.
Jazz: Visits Washington on Feb. 18.
Pelicans: Visits Oklahoma City on Thursday night.