Jimmer Fredette played in all four quarters as the New Orleans Pelicans came back from a huge deficit to knock off the Utah Jazz 119-111 on Tuesday night.
Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson did most of the damage for the hot-shooting Pelicans as they improved to 12-12 on the season. Davis finished with 31 points on 12 of 15 shooting from the floor to go along with nine rebounds and three blocks while Anderson registered 28 points on 10 of 15 shooting from the field, including 6 of 10 from 3-point land. He also had five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Tyreke Evans chipped in with 19 points and six assists while Austin Rivers added 12 points off the bench.
The Jazz were led by Enes Kanter who had 29 points on 12 of 22 shooting to go along with seven boards and two steals. Three other Jazz starters scored in double figures, including Gordon Hayward who had 17 points and five assists. Trey Burke and Alec Burks added 16 points apiece in the loss.
Fredette played 12:52 of action (his most minutes since November 28th) and made solid contributions for the Pelicans. He had two points on 1 of 3 shooing from the floor, including a miss on his only 3-point attempt. His only bucket on the night came on a deep jumper midway through the second quarter. His biggest impact came in the passing game where he registered a season-high three assists to go along with a steal. On top of that, New Orleans was a +9 when he was on the floor.
Up next for Fredette and the Pelicans is a matchup with the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.