The Salt Lake Bees broke open a close game with six runs in the ninth inning, as they rolled past New Orleans 9-3 on Wednesday afternoon. The Bees led 3-2 going into the ninth when Nolan Fontana led off with a double to right field. After Sherman Johnson walked, Matt Williams and Tony Sanchez followed with back-to-back RBI singles. Bo Way walked to load the bases before Eric Young, Jr. brought home a run on an infield single. Rey Navarro walked to force in the fourth run of the inning. One out later, a fielder’s choice by Ramon Flores scored Way and Fontana drove in the last run with his second double of the inning.
A tight one all the way, but the Jazz pullout the win 111-105 over the New Orleans Pelicans. That’s right, the Pelicans.
Tonight, John Lucas III got the start over Alec Burks but was a non factor shooting 0-7 and making 1-1 free throws. Coming off the bench, Jazz man Marvin Williams contributed 12 points and 9 rebounds along with Burks who had 7 points, 3 rebounds. The four regular starters did well scoring in double digits, with Gordon Hayward again leading the way at 27 points and 10 assists. A productive night for the entire team.
New Orleans, formerly the Hornets, played the second of their back to back in Utah after losing to Los Angeles the night before and drop their third straight moving to 3-6 on the season. Pelicans forward Anthony Davis lead all scorers with 29 points and 15 rebounds. Jazz go to 1-8 and host San Antonio Friday.