NEW ORLEAN – Anthony Davis had 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Pelicans of New Orleans defeated Phoenix Suns 119-99 on Saturday evening.
Davis commanded four pelicans in double numbers. New Orleans has never lost in the second win after a series of six defeats.
Julius Randle also had a double double, finishing with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Jrue Holiday scored 19 points, and E & # 39; Twaun Moore 17.
T.J. Warren led the Suns with 25 points, Deandre Ayton scored 20 points and scored 12 rebounds, and Devin Booker scored 12 points.
For the first time in 10 games, New Orleans scored 10 or more points.
Pelicans dominated the boards, defeating the Sun, 53-37.
Pelicans scored the first seven points in the game and maintained a comfortable majority, but they could not put the Suns half to the fourth quarter.
New Orleans, which ran 61-53 in the first half, scored seven points in the third quarter on free kicks and increased the lead to 72-58.
Pelicans led as many as 18 in the third quarter, but after three quarters they fell to 91-82.
New Orleans began the fourth quarter in the 9-2 run on 100-84 lead. He continued to lead, even after the coach Alvin Gentry took off.
Pelicans also used free-throwing capabilities in the first quarter. They ran 33-26 after the opening period, when Davis scored 10 points, even though he scored only one goal. He made all eight of his unclean shots.
New Orleans ran 13 points in the second quarter, but Phoenix scored the last five points in this period to reduce half to 61-53.
Suns: Phoenix won just one game from defeating Dallas 121-100 in the opening season on October 17. F T.J. Warren, who had been out of the bench for most of the season, started the second game in a row. On Thursday, he took off against Boston and scored a record number of points in the season – 29 points, losing overtime in the range of 116-109. . Devin Booker beat the buzzer in the third quarter using a 3-point indicator from off-center.
Pelicans: F Nikola Mirotic and G Elfrid Payton have left the match due to sprained ankles. Mirotic left his first game, and Payton missed the seventh straight. … New Orleans scored 33 points in the first quarter, for the seventh time in 12 games this season, in which they scored at least 30 points in the first quarter.
F Julius Randle is usually the leader of the Pelicans bench, but several times he was introduced to the starting lineup. He took part three times in the place of the injured Anthony & # 39; Davis during the last Friday's expedition. He returned to the bench when Davis returned two matches ago, but returned on Saturday to replace the injured Nikola Mirotic. Randle had 22 points and 16 rebounds.
Sun: Phoenix visits Oklahoma City on Monday.
Pelicans: New Orleans will visit Toronto on Monday.
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