Pelicans Suns Postgame: E'Twaun Moore 2 13 17

Pelicans (20-32), Suns (16-36)

Anthony Davis pulled down his eighth rebound amid a pack of Phoenix players Monday, was grabbed and fouled, then pumped a fist and yelled toward the New Orleans crowd, who rose in a standing ovation. A hard-fought, closely-contested game finally appeared headed toward the win column for the Pelicans.

After playing two overtime games earlier in 2016-17, the Pelicans and Suns were locked in another tight battle, one that wasn't decided until the final minute. New Orleans trailed 103-102 with just over a minute remaining, but the Pelicans scored the next seven points to go up 109-103. One highlight of that 7-0 spurt occurred when Davis grabbed a critical defensive board with 29 seconds to go, got the home crowd fired up, then sank two foul shots for a 107-103 edge.

New Orleans held on for a win in the first game of a brief two-game homestand that continues Wednesday vs. Utah, prior to a four-game road trip, all against Western Conference hosts.

IT WAS OVER WHEN…

Davis (34 points, nine rebounds, five blocks, two steals) sank two free throws with 3.5 seconds remaining in regulation, giving New Orleans a two-possession advantage. Phoenix could only heave up a three-point attempt at the buzzer that misfired. The Pelicans took a 2-1 edge on the Suns in the head-to-head series, with a final matchup coming Feb. 13.

PELICANS PLAYER OF THE GAME

Jrue Holiday has been in a good groove offensively and shooting-wise for the past couple weeks, with Saturday's loss at Washington being a rare exception. Holiday bounced back Monday by delivering an outstanding all-around performance, totaling 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. It was the second time in the last two games that he threatened a triple-double. His career high in boards is 11.

PELICANS UNSUNG CONTRIBUTOR

E'Twaun Moore provided 12 points off the bench - more than half of the New Orleans reserves' scoring production - and made an impact on the defensive end as well, posting a career-best four steals. Moore added one block and shot 5/10 from the field.

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