The Utah Jazz continue with a firm step in their attempt to hunt down the Lakers at the top of the Western Conference and proved to be the fittest team in the NBA by adding their sixth consecutive victory beating the New Orleans Pelicans by a resounding 118-102.

A crash in which the Salt Lake City team showed their superiority in a second half in which they passed over some Pelicans who could barely resist after the break with a 36-20 partial in the third quarter that closed the crash early. The Jazz was led by Donovan Mitchell, who contributed 28 points four of seven from the triple and seven rebounds, while Rudy Gobert found no rival when it came to becoming master of the boards. The Frenchman finished with a double-double of 13 points and 18 rebounds that he launched to those of Quinn Snyder.

For his part, Jordan Clarkson added 18 goals from the bench, demonstrating the superiority of the squad between both teams. The Pelicans, who added their eighth loss in the 13 games they have played this season, were led one more night by Zion Williamson. Carolina’s phenomenon finished with 32 points after scoring 14 of his 19 field goals and became the youngest player in NBA history to finish two games in a row with more than 30 goals and with a level of accuracy above 70 %. Williamson, in addition, captured five rebounds and distributed three assists.

The power forward barely found the collaboration of Brandon Ingram, who with 17 points was the only player to exceed double-digit scoring with Williamson. The Spanish Willy Hernangomez came out of the ostracism for his coach and played his second game of the course. He did it in the final moments of the match and played three minutes in which he had time to score two points one of two from field goals and capture three rebounds.