NBA Game Summary - Phoenix at New Orleans
(Tuesday, November 5th)
Final Score: Phoenix 104, New Orleans 98
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - All Eric Bledsoe needed was an
The emerging star is showing early on that he can carry a team on his broad
Bledsoe had 25 points, five assists and three steals in the Phoenix Suns'
104-98 triumph over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Acquired from the Clippers in a three-team swap during the offseason, the
chiseled guard was 10-of-12 from the field for Phoenix, which improved to 3-1
on the young season.
Anthony Davis tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans, while Eric
Gordon netted 20 points in the loss.
Trailing 60-50 after making a pair of free throws midway through the third,
the Suns countered with a 21-4 run.
Gerald Green, who netted 18 points, nailed four triples during the surge,
including one to cap it and make it 71-64 late in the third.
Phoenix made 12-of-13 shots and sunk six 3-pointers in a row at one point.
The Suns led 78-69 after three, but New Orleans pulled within 87-85 midway
through the fourth when Anthony Morrow drained a 3-pointer.
Phoenix, though, put in the next six as Tucker's reverse layup staked the Suns
a 93-85 advantage with 2:25 left. The Pelicans never got within less than four
the rest of the way.
Earlier, New Orleans raced out to a 27-13 advantage before taking a 28-17
spread into the second.
The Suns outscored the hosts 24-17 in the second to whittle the gap to 45-41
heading into the break.
Phoenix was without guard Goran Dragic, who sprained his ankle against the
Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday ... Green made six 3-pointers ... Markieff
Morris had 17 points, while twin brother Marcus added 16 for Phoenix.
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