The Brooklyn Nets beat the Los Angeles Clippers to secure the east's seventh seed, while Damian Lillard inspired the Portland Trail Blazers.
Another even team performance saw the Boston Celtics comprehensively beat the Toronto Raptors.
The Houston Rockets handed the Los Angeles Lakers a second straight loss in the NBA.
Having been frustrated at his minutes restriction in New Orleans' past two games, Zion Williamson was elated to play down the stretch.
Zion Williamson and Alvin Gentry discussed the number one draft pick's minutes restriction following the NBA restart.
The Toronto Raptors defeat the Los Angeles Lakers for the 11th successive time, while TJ Warren torched the Philadelphia 76ers.
Rookie sensation Zion Williamson was on the bench down the stretch as the New Orleans Pelicans went down 106-104 to the Utah Jazz.
Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell put earlier friction to one side to lead the Utah Jazz to victory on Thursday.
Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert produced when it mattered most to lead the Utah Jazz past the New Orleans Pelicans.
Zion Williamson is in the New Orleans Pelicans' starting five as the NBA returns following the coronavirus-enforced break.