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             === Bledsoe stars as surprising Suns top Pelicans ===
 
 New  Orleans,  LA  (SportsNetwork.com)  -  All  Eric  Bledsoe  needed  was  an
 opportunity.
 
 The  emerging star  is showing early on that  he can carry a team on his broad
 shoulders.
 
 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  third quarter was a prime example of when we move the ball and play as a
 team, we can really heat things up," Green said
 
 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.
 
 "We  had a good  first quarter and then after that we went away a bit from the
 things  that are  necessary for  us  to be  good," Pelicans  head coach  Monty
 Williams said.
 
 The  Suns outscored the  hosts 24-17 in the second to whittle the gap to 45-41
 heading into the break.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 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.
 
 11/06 02:39:33 ET