Jazz vs. Pelicans 2020 might be a good matchup for you if you are a huge basketball fan. The Jazz have been a winning team in the playoffs and they will be trying to continue that trend in this matchup. Ingram is a dynamic player, but he will also need to be on his game to be successful. Ingram has averaged nearly 50 points in his last five games and will need to be at his best against the Pelicans’ guards.
The Utah Jazz will be visiting the New Orleans Pelicans at Vivint arena on Nov. 27, hoping to win their sixth consecutive NBA title. With nine wins in their last 13 games, the Jazz are currently third in the Western Conference. The Pelicans, meanwhile, are in 12th place with a 5-7 record. Both teams have nearly full rosters and will likely start with the same starting lineup. If the Jazz win, they will likely have a second chance at winning the NBA playoffs.
The Utah Jazz are heavy favorites in this matchup, but it could be a tight game. New Orleans has been outscored in each of their previous meetings with Utah. They have been outscored by the Jazz’s offense, with Donovan Mitchell leading the way with 21 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. The Utah Jazz are now getting their offense moving, with Jonas Valanciunas leading the charge with 12 points and nine rebounds in just 16 minutes. Willy Hernangomez added ten points to his total of five rebounds in just fifteen minutes.
After a shaky start, the Jazz found ways to win the game, despite not playing to their normal defensive standards. They did not play their usual defense, but they were able to keep up with New Orleans. The game saw 18 lead changes, 11 tie-breaks, and 45 personal fouls. Only the Jazz were able get back on track in the second half. The Pelicans, still a worthy team to watch, had a solid starting line-up and played well.
The Jazz started strong and led the Pelicans by 11 at halftime. Utah’s first points were scored by Zion Williamson and Rudy Gobert. Players and referees also protested racial injustice and began kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday, and Derrick Favors all have solid starting lineups.
Rudy Gobert attempted a desperation tip-in but missed the first attempt. Mitchell had an opportunity to make a second contested 3, but he missed it. Mitchell missed a midrange pullup, but he hit three 3-pointers at the other end. The Pelicans called timeout with 6.3 seconds remaining. The referee, Mark Ayotte, had a heated conversation with a pool reporter after the game regarding a foul on Hayes, Gobert, and Ingram.