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Bojan Bogdanovic scores 35 points as Utah Jazz edge New Orleans Pelicans to extend win steak to six games

It was close, but the Utah Jazz continued their recent red-hot stretch, with a 128-126 win over the New Orleans Pelicans to make it six-straight wins and 11 from their past 12.

Their current run has seen them take a big leap in the Conference standings and while they're sitting in fifth, they're now just a game behind the second-seed Denver Nuggets (25-11).

Here are the key takeaways from today's victory:

No-call on last possession

Up 128-126, Bogdanovic missed a game-sealing 3-pointer with 7.4 seconds to go. Off the rebound, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry decided to not call a timeout and let his players speed it down the floor.

That's exactly what Brandon Ingram did.

The contact on last possession was neither called a foul on Rudy Gobert, nor was the Frenchmen credited with a block.

Ingles excels in starting role, Bojan fires again

Bojan Bogdanovic is playing his role to perfection. He was brought in this offseason to provide the team with an offensive punch, especially when Donovan Mitchell isn't firing.

That's exactly what he did in this game. With Mitchell scoring 19 points on 7-of-18 shooting, Bogdanovic picked up the slack by dropping 10 of his 35 (11-of-21 FG's) in the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile, Joe Ingles continues to fire as a starter.

Prior to this game, in 14 straight starts, he was averaging 14.4 points, 6.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds on 50.7% shooting from the field - way above his numbers earlier when he was coming off the bench (7.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists on 36.1% shooting from the field in 19 straight games as a reserve).

In this one, he finished with 22 points (8-12 FG's), six assists, two rebounds, two steals, and was a team-high +12 in his 28 minutes on the floor.

Ball & Ingram combine

It took 37 games but the Pelicans finally got a good look at just how productive Ball and Ingram can be when on the floor together for extended minutes.

While Brandon Ingram had made a case early on in the season for the Most Improved award, he had dipped a bit in the team's recent 6-2 surge. However today, he seemed to have found his form again.

He went off for 35 points (12-of-26 FG's) while also recording eight rebounds and five assists in 39 minutes.

Lonzo Ball, who missed several games early in the season, continued his strong recent form. Today, he finished with a near triple-double of 21 points (8-of-14 FG's), eight rebounds, and seven assists in 37 minutes

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