National Basketball Association
New Orleans 88, Utah 86
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, November 2, 2012
Where: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
#6 Tony Brown, #23 Jason Phillips, #31 Scott Wall
Hornets 88, Jazz 86: Greivis Vasquez's driving lay-in snapped a tie with 1.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter as host New Orleans won despite seeing top overall pick Anthony Davis exit with a possible concussion.
Davis was hit in the temple by an elbow from teammate Austin Rivers in the second quarter. The rookie was held out of the remainder of the contest.
After Paul Millsap's 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left tied the contest at 86-86, Vasquez wasted no time by splitting Utah's defense for the game-winning shot.
Robin Lopez and Ryan Anderson had 19 points apiece for the Hornets, who won a tight game which featured 23 lead changes.
Randy Foye led the Jazz with 20 points off the bench on 8-for-16 shooting from the field - including 4-for-7 from 3-point range.
GAME NOTEBOOK: New Orleans guard Eric Gordon told Yahoo! Sports that he expects to be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a knee injury. Gordon will not need surgery but will use rehabilitation exercises. ... Derrick Favors led the Jazz with nine rebounds off the bench. ... Utah was 6-for-12 from the free-throw line.
Top Game Performances
Randy Foye 20
Ryan Anderson 19
Jamaal Tinsley 6
Greivis Vasquez 10
Derrick Favors 9
Al-Farouq Aminu 8
Gordon Hayward 4
||Free Throws Made
Greivis Vasquez 3
Enes Kanter 2
Al-Farouq Aminu 2
Derrick Favors 2
Anthony Davis 2
Team Stats Summary
New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Hornets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
Utah will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .000 after a loss.