Valanciunas chipped in 12 points (6-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt), 12 rebounds, two assists and one block over 22 minutes during Saturday's 127-105 loss to the Jazz.

New Orleans at one point trailed by 40 in the contest, leading to reduced minutes across the board for the team's starters. Despite the lessened playing time, Valanciunas was able to record his third straight double-double and 16th overall this season. He is enjoying arguably his finest NBA campaign in his first season with the Pelicans, posting per-game averages of 18.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.0 three-pointers and 0.9 blocks.

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