The Pelicans used a huge third quarter to stun the Suns 125-114 and even up their first round playoff series at one game apiece.
Brandon Ingram racked up 37 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists to lead New Orleans, which outscored Phoenix 34-22 in the third quarter to jump ahead.
Suns star Devin Booker poured in 31 points in the first half but left early in the third quarter with hamstring tightness and did not return.
Chris Paul added 17 points and 14 assists for the Suns in defeat.
The series now shifts to the Big Easy for Game 3 on Friday all tied up at one game apiece.
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