Black Lives Matter was also written on the court at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, where the NBA plans to finish its season with 22 teams inside a bio-secure bubble.
The Jazz are in fourth place in the Western Conference while the 10th-placed Pelicans are hoping to make a playoff push.
The top two teams in the Western Conference, the Lakers and Clippers, will face off in an all-Los Angeles battle later on Thursday.
Athletes from around the world have united in solidarity behind anti-racism protests sparked by the death in May of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.
(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles, editing by Ed Osmond)