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Anthony Davis has career-high 43 points and 14 rebounds as Pelicans beat Jazz, 106-94

  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) takes a shot while defended by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the second half of their NBA Basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The New Orleans Pelicans won 106 - 94. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

    Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) takes a shot while defended by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the second half of their NBA Basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The New Orleans Pelicans won 106 - 94. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)  (The Associated Press)

  • Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) hits a shot while defended by New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) during the second half of their NBA Basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The New Orleans Pelicans won 106 - 94. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

    Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) hits a shot while defended by New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) during the second half of their NBA Basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The New Orleans Pelicans won 106 - 94. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)  (The Associated Press)

  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled on a shot by New Orleans Pelicans forward Luke Babbitt (8) during the second half of their NBA Basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The New Orleans Pelicans won 106 - 94. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

    Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled on a shot by New Orleans Pelicans forward Luke Babbitt (8) during the second half of their NBA Basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The New Orleans Pelicans won 106 - 94. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)  (The Associated Press)

Anthony Davis had a career-high 43 points and 14 rebounds, Jrue Holiday added 19 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Utah Jazz 106-94 on Saturday night.

Davis shot 16 for 23 from the field to help the Pelicans earn a split of their four-game western road trip.

Gordon Hayward scored 31 points and Trey Burke had a season-high 20 for the Jazz.

Utah cut a 19-point third-quarter deficit to 77-72 by the end of the period as Hayward made four free throws over a 20-second span.

However, Holiday had a 3-pointer and Davis had a dunk as the Pelicans used a 10-2 run to take a 13-point lead with 9:28 remaining. Utah closed within single digits one more time, pulling to 99-90 on Burke's jumper with 3:08 left. But Rivers and Holiday drove for back-to-back layups to put the game out of reach.