The New Orleans Pelicans used a balanced offensive attack to knock off the Phoenix Suns 110-106 on Tuesday night.
Tyreke Evans led the way for the Pelicans with 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis also nice showings in the victory. Holiday finished with 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting from the floor as well as six assists and two steals while Davis contributed 19 points and 18 rebounds. Ryan Anderson chipped in with 19 points on 8 of 10 shooting while Omer Asik added 11 points and eight boards.
Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe did most of the damage for the Suns in the loss. Dragic totaled 22 points on 10 of 17 shooting with three rebounds and three assists while Bledsoe put up 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Gerald Green added 17 points and Markieff Morris registered 13 as Phoenix fell to 18-15 on the season.
After just 28 seconds of action in the last four games (including three DNP’s), Jimmer Fredette played a season-high 21:06 in the win and had his best outing of the year. He recorded a season-high nine points on 3 of 7 shooting from the floor and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line. He added four assists (another season best) and an offensive rebound. His most productive stretch came in the second quarter when he had five points and three assists. The most notable things about his performance were that he had a game-high +13 during his time on the floor and that he saw extensive action in a tight fourth quarter.
Up next for Fredette and the Pelicans is a trip to San Antonio to face the Spurs on Wednesday night.
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