THERE WERE TWO 'FIRSTS' AT ENERGY SOLUTIONS ARENA, WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE "PELICANS" PLAYED AN N-B-A GAME THERE -- THAT'S THE NEW MASCOT FOR THE NEW ORLEANS FRANCHISE.

AND -- FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON, AFTER NINE TRIES -- OUR UTAH JAZZ FINALLY CAME UP WITH A WIN.

GORDON HAYWARD SCORED 27 POINTS, IN LEADING THE NOW 1-8 JAZZ, TO A 111-105 VICTORY.

THE WIN ENDS THEIR LONGEST SEASON-OPENING LOSING STREAK, IN 39 YEARS.