Gerald Green moved back into the starting lineup against the Spurs in Friday, scoring 27 points with three boards, three assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.
The Scoop:Goran Dragic sat out tonight due to an ankle injury, but Green has been rolling even before this gem. He's been in NBA Jam on-fire mode from deep in his last four games with at least four triples in each game in that span. Green averaged 26.0 points per game in that span and he'll be a must-start player on Saturday vs. the Mavericks.
April 9 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games. - - - Suns 94, Pelicans 88 Guards Gerald Green and Goran Dragic combined for 41 points and guard Eric Bledsoe scored all 16 of his points in the second half to lift the Phoenix Suns to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The victory kept the Suns (47-31) one game ahead of Memphis in the battle for the West's final playoff spot. The New Orleans bench accounted for 53 points, led by reserve center Jeff Withey with a career-high 17 points. ...
The normally high-powered Phoenix offense struggled to put away the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center, but the Suns scored the game's final seven points over a 1:52 span to secure a badly needed 94-88 win, their ninth in 11 games. "They're all can't-lose at this point," Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek said after guards Gerald Green and Goran Dragic combined for 41 points and guard Eric Bledsoe scored all 16 of his points in the second half. In sweeping the Pelicans for the first time since 2006-07, the Suns (47-31) remained one game ahead of Memphis for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. The Suns also moved within a half-game of Dallas for the seventh spot.
Gerald Green scored 21 points, and the Phoenix Suns won their third straight game, 94-88 over New Orleans on Wednesday night. Goran Dragic had 20 points and nine assists for the Suns, who are clinging to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and P.J. Tucker 15 for the Suns, who handed the Pelicans their sixth straight loss. Rookie center Jeff Withey had a career-high 17 points for the Pelicans, who were without Anthony Davis because of the All-Star forward's sore back.