NBA news: With a 118-103 triumph in Game 4 in New Orleans on Sunday night, the New Orleans Pelicans knotted their best-of-seven NBA Playoffs series with the Phoenix Suns at 2-2. Read the article for this NBA News.
The Suns got as close as 89-85 in the fourth quarter before the Pelicans went on a tremendous run to win.
On Tuesday night, Game 5 of the series will be played in Phoenix. Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 30 points, followed by Jonas Valanciunas with 26 and CJ McCollum with 18.
Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 23 points. During the game, the Suns were called for 28 fouls. The Pelicans were summoned for a total of 16. From the free-throw line, New Orleans went 32-42. The Suns were 10-for-15 in their attempts.
With 5:24 remaining in the game, the Pelicans have grabbed control of the game, going on a 12-0 run to establish a 101-85 lead.
The Pelicans have been sparked by Herbert Jones, Jonas Valanciunas, and Jose Alvarado. They have also taken advantage of the team’s 35 free-throw attempts. There are 28 of them in New Orleans.
NBA News: Midway through the fourth quarter, the Pelicans stop the Suns’ charge
The Suns have attempted 12 free throws and have made eight. With 4:44 remaining, Suns point guard Chris Paul was penalized for a technical foul, putting New Orleans ahead 101-87.
The Suns cut into the Pelicans’ advantage early in the fourth quarter, getting as close as 89-85, but New Orleans reclaimed the lead at 94-85 with 7:06 remaining.
Jonas Valanciunas scored a three-pointer to restore New Orleans’ nine-point lead and throw the Smoothie King Arena crowd into a frenzy in the hopes of tying the series at 2-2 against the No. 1 seeded Suns.
Valanciunas has given the Pelicans a spark. He had 23 points, 11 rebounds, and a plus-13 rating in this game. The Phoenix Suns will have to come back in the fourth quarter if they want to grab a 3-1 series lead over the New Orleans Pelicans in their NBA Playoffs series.
With a strong third quarter, the Pelicans have an 84-74 lead against the Suns. The Pelicans outscored the Suns 35-23 in the third quarter. In the third quarter, the Pelicans’ Brandon Ingram caught fire. In the game, he had 30 points, 16 of which came in the third quarter.
In-Game 4 of the series, the Pelicans had a significant lead at the free-throw line. In the game, they’ve made 14 of 19 free-throw attempts. The Suns have won three of their last four games. In this game, the Suns had 16 fouls. The Pelicans have ten players.
Phoenix’s Jae Crowder and Cameron Johnson each have three fouls. New Orleans’ Herbert Jones has three fouls.