|Suns vs Pelicans Final: 133-126 - Recap|
The Pelicans were burned for 35 points by Josh Jackson on Friday as the Suns picked up a 133-126 win at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Bettors who backed the Suns were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 228.5.
Phoenix got 28 points from Jamal Crawford and another 21 points from Ray Spalding. Jamal Crawford contributed 7 assists, while Ray Spalding cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
New Orleans got 31 points from Julius Randle in a losing cause and another 24 points from Ian Clark. Elfrid Payton contributed 12 assists for the Pelicans, while Julius Randle had 14 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 76-65 at the break.
New Orleans had a 53-46 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Phoenix takes its act on the road to face Houston looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head on the road to face Sacramento.