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Bledsoe and Green lead Suns over Pelicans

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm •  Published: November 5, 2013
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eric Bledsoe had 25 points, Gerald Green tied a career high with six 3-pointers and the Phoenix Suns rallied to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 104-98 on Tuesday night.

Trailing 60-50, the Suns scored 28 points in the last 6:23 of the third quarter to go ahead 78-69 and led the rest of the way.

The Pelicans cut the deficit to 87-85 in the fourth, but Bledsoe finished them off with three driving layups.

Green scored 18, Markieff Morris had 17 points and twin brother Marcus Morris added 16 points for the Suns.

Eric Gordon led New Orleans with 20 points but had only six in the second half. Anthony Davis had a quiet first half before finishing with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Jrue Holiday had nine assists but only three points on 1 of 7 shooting.

The Pelicans used an 11-0 run to go up 56-46 early in the third quarter but had no answer for the Suns' outburst a few minutes later. At one point, Phoenix hit 12 of 13 shots and six 3-pointers in a row.

Green started the streak with an open 3-pointer, the first of six for Phoenix during its big run. Bledsoe scored on a transition layup, then drilled an outside jumper. Green pulled up for another 3-pointer to tie the score at 60, and Markieff Morris sank a 3 to give the Suns a 63-62 lead.

Less than a minute later, Morris drained another one from long range. Green then made his sixth 3-pointer, tying a career high, as Phoenix went ahead 71-64.

The Suns weren't finished. After the Pelicans closed to 73-69 on Brian Roberts' 3-pointer, P.J. Tucker hit a 3 with 52.3 seconds left and Marcus Morris closed the quarter with a put-back layup to make the score 78-69.

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