Bledsoe eclipses 30 again but Pelicans outplay Suns down stretch

PHOENIX — Tim Frazier got his first career triple-double and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 120-119 in overtime Sunday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.

The victory came despite a 4-for-17 shooting performance by NBA scoring leader Anthony Davis. He finished with 14 points, 16 below his average, but grabbed 12 rebounds.

Eric Bledsoe scored 32 for the Suns. Tyson Chandler added 14 points and 21 rebounds, both season highs.

Frazier, a third-year guard out of Penn State, had 14 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and 11 assists. He made one of two free throws with 3.6 seconds to put the Pelicans up 120-116. Jared Dudley sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it a one-point final margin.

Jrue Holiday hit four free throws in the final 14.3 seconds and scored 23 points.

With the Pelicans up 119-116, Davis tipped Devin Booker’s try for a tying 3-pointer. Frazier got the ball, was fouled and put the game out of reach when he hit the second of two free throws.

The teams have gone to overtime in both meetings this season. Phoenix won in New Orleans 112-111 on Nov. 4.

Langston Galloway sank four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Pelicans force overtime.

Holiday’s two free throws put New Orleans up 110-108 with 40.6 seconds to go in regulation, and Bledsoe tied it with a driving left-handed layup with 35.2 seconds left in the period.

Phoenix had the last shot in regulation, but Bledsoe’s long 3-pointer was off the mark.

The Suns took the lead with an early 14-1 run and never trailed until the last 5 minutes of regulation. They led by 15 in the third quarter.


Reggie Williams, signed by the Pelicans on Saturday, scored 11 quick points off the bench in the first half, including 3-of-3 shooting on 3-pointers, and finished with 17 points. It was the 201st game of Williams’ career. He has played for Golden State, Charlotte, Oklahoma City and San Antonio. Williams had been playing for the Oklahoma City Blue D-League team.


Leandro Barbosa scored 18 points. He has reached double digits in four straight games, the first time he’s done so since Jan. 30 to Feb. 4, when he was with Golden State. … Booker was 6-for-15 shooting. … Chandler’s career high is 28 rebounds.


Phoenix is home against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.