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New Orleans • Derrick Favors described it best. For three quarters, the Utah Jazz answered every run by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Jazz controlled star forward Anthony Davis. They made timely shots, and they put themselves in position to …

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  • New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) drives past Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman) Utah Jazz: Team is not taking winning for granted
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  • New Mexico’s Sam Logwood goes up for a lay-up while being guarded by Utah State’s Lew Evans (12) and Chris Smith during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Logan, Utah. (John Zsiray/The Herald Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Utah State basketball: Aggies look ahead after snapping losing streak
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  • FILE - In this Feb. 9,1966, file photo, Clarence Campbell, center, president of the National Hockey League, shakes hands with George Flaherty, of San Francisco, left, and Gordon Ritz, of Minneapolis-St. Paul, after they were awarded franchises in the league at a meeting in New York. Fifty years ago this week, the owners of the so-called Original Six unanimously approved doubling in size by awarding franchises to Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Minneapolis/St. Paul. No other pro sports league had ever doubled its amount of teams, but the gamble proved to be one of the most important decisions in hockey history. (AP Photo/File) NHL: Expansion of league in ’67 proved successful
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  • New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) NHL: Rangers top Penguins for fourth straight win
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  • Utah’s Kyle Kuzma, center, jumps between Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks, left, and Olaf Schaftenaar, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Oregon State won 71-69. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez) Utah basketball: Runnin’ Utes seeking unity for home-heavy final stretch
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) celebrates with Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday February 5, 2016. Utah Jazz defeated Milwaukee Bucks 84-81. Monson: Utah Jazz are rising toward the playoffs
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