The New Orleans Pelicans made a push late against the Phoenix Suns, in Game 2, and pulled out a 125-114 win over the No. 1-seeded Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. Led by a 37-point performance from Brandon Ingram, and another 23 points from CJ McCollum, the Pelicans held off a Phoenix team that fought until the very end of the game. Not many people expected New Orleans to even win a game in this series, but now the Pelicans will be heading back to Louisiana with a win under their belt and momentum going into Game 3.
On the other end, the Suns really never were able to build up a big enough lead to blow this game wide open. But while this loss will leave a bad taste in Phoenix’s mouth, the bigger concern is the health of Devin Booker, who left in the third quarter with right hamstring tightness. He didn’t return to the game after putting up 31 points in the first half, and is expected to get an MRI on his injured hamstring.
Suns' Devin Booker has right hamstring tightness and is out for remainder of Game 2 vs. Pelicans.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 20, 2022
Reminder that the Pelicans were winning 77-74 when Booker checked out late in the 3rd. Pels went toe-to-toe with the Suns all night, regardless of who was in the game.
Won't Bow Down.
— Mason Ginsberg (@MasonGinsberg) April 20, 2022
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