Phoenix Suns defeat New Orleans Pelicans in Game 5, take 3-2 lead in NBA Playoffs series


The Phoenix Suns held off of the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night in Game 5 of their NBA Playoffs series, 112-97. Phoenix now leads the series 3-2 heading back to New Orleans for Game 6 on Thursday. Mikal Bridges led the Suns with 31 points. Chris Paul had 22. Deandre Ayton added 19. Brandon Ingram had 22 for New Orleans. C.J. McCollum had 21 and Jonas Valanciunas had 17.