Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday deliver down the stretch as Pelicans beat Suns to halt four-game skid

ANTHONY Davis had 34 points, Jrue Holiday scored 30, and the duo powered the New Orleans Pelicans in the endgame to arrest a four-game skid with a 111-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).

Davis sank six free throws in the last 30 seconds and finished with five blocks and nine boards, including a crucial rebound after a miss by Suns forward T.J. Warren.

Holiday scored five points in the last minute and a half.   

E'Twaun Moore added 12 points for New Orleans, who saw their 10-point first half lead erased and later trailed in fourth quarter before Davis and Holiday took over in the final minutes.

New Orleans has had problems closing out the last quarter in its previous games and did not score during the first three-and-a-half minutes of the fourth. Moore's short floater ended the drought and tied the game at 79.

The Pelicans was in the backseat for moist of the last period before going on a late 8-2 run, capped by a spinning dribble drive and finger roll by Holiday for a 102-101 lead with 1:24 left in the game.

T.J. Warren scored 20 points for the Suns which has lost two straight. Devin Booker, Eric Bledsoe and Leandro Barbosa scored 14 points apiece. Tyson Chandler added 12 rebounds and 11 points.

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