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Jackson nets 35 points, Suns beat Pelicans in overtime

PHOENIX (AP) The short-handed Phoenix Suns closed out their home season with a victory Friday and looked toward their final two games, which they need to win to match last year's 21 wins.

Josh Jackson scored eight of his season-high 35 points in overtime, and Phoenix rallied from 15 points down in the third quarter to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 133-126 Friday night in a matchup of teams missing plenty of players.

Jackson swished a 28-foot 3-pointer with 1:23 left in the extra period, his fifth of the game, to seal the Suns' victory in their home regular-season finale.

''We just continued to fight throughout the entire game,'' Jackson said. ''Just trying to keep the same shooting motion every time, miss or make, and just having confidence. ... If you get an open shot, you just have to step up and shoot it.''

Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 28 points, Ray Spalding added a career-high 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Dragan Bender had two of his seven blocked shots in overtime.

The seven blocks marked a career high for the 7-foot-1 Bender, and season best for the Suns.

''We really wanted to win this game for the fans and give them a little hope,'' Bender said.

Julius Randle had 31 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Pelicans, who have lost six of seven. Ian Clark added a season-high 24 points.

''We played well in the first half, we had ball movement and did a good job,'' Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said, ''and then we decided we'd become and iso(lation) team and that's what we're not.''

In the frenetic final seconds of regulation, De'Anthony Melton tipped in teammate Mikal Bridges' miss with 30.6 seconds to play to give the Suns a 117-116 lead.

Randle missed two free throws with 23.2 seconds left, but the Pelicans got the rebound and Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov was issued a technical foul.

Ian Clark made the free throw to tie the score. The Pelicans retained possession with 11.1 seconds left, only to have Solomon Hill miss a 3-point try.

Phoenix had the last possession of regulation, and Crawford missed a contested 3 just before the buzzer.

''Just whatever it took,'' Crawford said. ''I just think with it being a trying season, fans need something to hold onto. What better way than in our last home game.''

Jackson had tied the game at 115-all with a 3-pointer with 2:39 to play.

New Orleans was without seven players, including center Anthony Davis, guard Jrue Holiday, and the Pelicans' third-leading scorer, E'Twaun Moore.

Phoenix was missing its top two scorers, guard Devin Booker and center Deandre Ayton, who has a sprained ankle and missed his third straight game.

The Pelicans took a 76-65 lead into halftime in a game that lacked defense. Clark had 18 points in the first half, while four Suns, led by Crawford's 15 points, scored in double figures.

New Orleans made 29 of 43 shots in the first half. The 76 points allowed by the Suns tied a season high.

The Suns went on a 17-2 run in the first half of the third quarter and took an 86-84 lead, with Spalding scoring seven points. The Pelicans led 99-96 going into the final quarter.

ELIAS SAYS

Friday marked the first time in Suns history in which the team had 10-plus blocked shots (11), 10-plus steals (12) and fewer than 10 turnovers (seven) since the NBA began tracking those stats in 1973.

HALFTIME ENTERTAINMENT

Rapper Coolio did a brief show at halftime, performing two of his most well-known songs, ''Fantastic Voyage'' and ''Gangsta's Paradise.'' Most of the crowd remained in their seats for the short concert and gave the veteran artist a rousing ovation.

TIP-INS

Pelicans: Former Suns player Elfrid Payton had 14 points and 12 assists. ... F Kenrich Williams banked in a half-court shot at the first-quarter buzzer for a 38-31 Pelicans' lead. ... The Pelicans played their second overtime game against the Suns in less than a month, and lost both.

Suns: Booker, shut down for the rest of the season after suffering a sprained left ankle in the Suns' loss to Utah on Wednesday, took a seat in the back row of a baseline courtside seating section and watched the game from there. ... Backup C Richaun Holmes sat out with a sprained ankle, which he rolled against the Jazz, but played through. ... Suns fans began chanting ''We want Jimmer!'' in the third quarter, in reference to popular reserve guard Jimmer Fredette. Fredette never entered the game, but acknowledged the fans with a thumbs-up gesture.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: At Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

Suns: At Houston Rockets on Sunday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:41   Julius Randle missed driving layup  
11:29 +2 Dragan Bender made jump shot 0-2
11:17   Shooting foul on Dragan Bender  
11:17 +1 Kenrich Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-2
10:59   Mikal Bridges missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:57   Defensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
10:48   Shooting foul on Ray Spalding  
10:48 +1 Jahlil Okafor made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-2
10:31   Ray Spalding missed jump shot  
10:28   Defensive rebound by Elfrid Payton  
10:19 +3 Ian Clark made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Julius Randle 7-2
10:02   Defensive rebound by Ian Clark  
9:51 +2 Julius Randle made jump shot 9-2
9:35 +2 Josh Jackson made layup, assist by Elie Okobo 9-4
9:19   Elfrid Payton missed finger-roll layup  
9:11   Bad pass turnover on Julius Randle, stolen by Ray Spalding  
8:56   Jahlil Okafor missed hook shot  
8:56   Jahlil Okafor missed hook shot  
8:54   Defensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
8:49 +2 Mikal Bridges made layup 9-8
8:29   Jahlil Okafor missed hook shot  
8:27   Defensive rebound by Josh Jackson  
8:19   Defensive rebound by Julius Randle  
8:10   Shooting foul on Ray Spalding  
8:10   Julius Randle missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
8:10   Julius Randle missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:56   Elie Okobo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:56   Elie Okobo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:52   Defensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
7:19   Dragan Bender missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:15   Offensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
7:12   Mikal Bridges missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:11   Defensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
6:50 +2 Ian Clark made jump shot, assist by Jahlil Okafor 14-8
6:37 +2 Ray Spalding made floating jump shot, assist by Elie Okobo 14-10
6:17   Julius Randle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:10   Lost ball turnover on Jahlil Okafor, stolen by Josh Jackson  
6:05 +1 Mikal Bridges made 1st of 2 free throws 14-11
5:51   Lost ball turnover on Jahlil Okafor, stolen by Elie Okobo  
5:45   Elie Okobo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:29 +2 Elfrid Payton made floating jump shot 16-12
5:29 +2 Elfrid Payton made floating jump shot 16-12
5:13 +3 Josh Jackson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dragan Bender 16-15
4:40   Troy Daniels missed floating jump shot, blocked by Ian Clark  
4:40   Troy Daniels missed floating jump shot, blocked by Ian Clark  
4:36   Offensive rebound by Dragan Bender  
4:36 +2 Dragan Bender made dunk 18-17
4:30 +3 Ian Clark made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kenrich Williams 21-17
4:06 +3 Troy Daniels made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mikal Bridges 21-20
3:53 +2 Ian Clark made jump shot, assist by Elfrid Payton 23-20
3:37 +3 Troy Daniels made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dragan Bender 23-23
3:26   Personal foul on Troy Daniels  
3:16 +2 Cheick Diallo made jump shot, assist by Ian Clark 25-23
2:59   Shooting foul on Kenrich Williams  
2:59 +1 Dragan Bender made 1st of 2 free throws 25-24
2:59   Dragan Bender missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:55   Defensive rebound by Cheick Diallo  
2:47   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
2:47 +1 Ian Clark made free throw 26-24
2:38 +3 Ian Clark made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kenrich Williams 29-24
2:21   Bad pass turnover on Elie Okobo, stolen by Ian Clark  
2:16 +2 Kenrich Williams made dunk, assist by Ian Clark 31-24
2:05 +3 Troy Daniels made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dragan Bender 31-27
1:55   Shooting foul on Dragan Bender  
1:55 +1 Christian Wood made 1st of 2 free throws 32-27
1:55 +1 Christian Wood made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-27
1:43 +2 Josh Jackson made dunk, assist by Dragan Bender 33-29
1:25   Ian Clark missed floating jump shot  
1:24   Defensive rebound by Elie Okobo  
1:18   Jamal Crawford missed floating jump shot  
1:18   PHO team rebound  
1:18   Traveling violation turnover on Jamal Crawford  
1:08   Ian Clark missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:05   Offensive rebound by Kenrich Williams  
1:02 +2 Christian Wood made dunk, assist by Ian Clark 35-29
0:42   Shooting foul on Cheick Diallo  
0:42   PHO team rebound  
0:42   Dragan Bender missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:42   Dragan Bender missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
0:42   Defensive rebound by Cheick Diallo  
0:24   Cheick Diallo missed floating jump shot  
0:24   Cheick Diallo missed floating jump shot  
0:23   Defensive rebound by Dragan Bender  
0:03   Josh Jackson missed driving layup  
0:03   Offensive rebound by Dragan Bender  
0:03   Shooting foul on Christian Wood  
0:03 +1 Dragan Bender made 1st of 2 free throws 35-30
0:03 +1 Dragan Bender made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-31
0:00 +3 Kenrich Williams made 3-pt. jump shot 38-31

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:50 +2 De'Anthony Melton made driving layup 38-33
11:32   Shooting foul on Mikal Bridges  
11:32 +1 Christian Wood made 1st of 2 free throws 39-33
11:32   Christian Wood missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:30   Defensive rebound by De'Anthony Melton  
11:19   Shooting foul on Elfrid Payton  
11:19 +1 Jamal Crawford made 1st of 2 free throws 39-34
11:19 +1 Jamal Crawford made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-35
11:00 +2 Cheick Diallo made jump shot, assist by Elfrid Payton 41-35
10:48 +2 Ray Spalding made alley-oop shot, assist by Mikal Bridges 41-37
10:36 +2 Christian Wood made dunk, assist by Elfrid Payton 43-37
10:24   Defensive rebound by Cheick Diallo  
10:13 +2 Cheick Diallo made turnaround jump shot, assist by Elfrid Payton 45-37
9:57   Out of bounds turnover on De'Anthony Melton  
9:36 +2 Elfrid Payton made hook shot 47-37
9:21 +2 Jamal Crawford made jump shot 47-39
9:15   Out of bounds turnover on Elfrid Payton  
8:58   Defensive rebound by Solomon Hill  
8:54 +3 Dairis Bertans made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Elfrid Payton 50-39
8:37 +2 Ray Spalding made floating jump shot 50-41
8:12   Solomon Hill missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:10   Defensive rebound by Jamal Crawford  
7:57   Josh Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:55   Defensive rebound by Christian Wood  
7:39   Turnover on Elfrid Payton  
7:29 +3 Josh Jackson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jamal Crawford 50-44
7:24   Full timeout called  
7:11   Shooting foul on Josh Jackson  
7:11 +1 Jahlil Okafor made free throw 53-43
6:33 +2 Julius Randle made driving layup 55-45
6:26 +3 Jamal Crawford made 3-pt. jump shot 55-48
6:13   Offensive foul on Julius Randle  
5:56   Defensive rebound by Elfrid Payton  
5:44 +2 Solomon Hill made layup, assist by Jahlil Okafor 57-48
5:44   Shooting foul on Mikal Bridges  
5:44 +1 Solomon Hill made free throw 58-48
5:30   Defensive rebound by Julius Randle  
5:23   Bad pass turnover on Julius Randle, stolen by Jamal Crawford  
5:18 +2 Ray Spalding made alley-oop shot, assist by Josh Jackson 58-50
4:55   Lost ball turnover on Julius Randle, stolen by Josh Jackson  
4:48 +2 Ray Spalding made finger-roll layup, assist by Josh Jackson 58-52
4:42   Full timeout called  
4:23 +2 Elfrid Payton made jump shot 60-53
4:01   Josh Jackson missed driving dunk  
3:52 +2 Ian Clark made driving layup 62-53
3:18   Defensive rebound by De'Anthony Melton  
3:08   Bad pass turnover on Solomon Hill, stolen by Mikal Bridges  
3:04   Personal foul on Ian Clark  
2:57 +2 Jamal Crawford made jump shot 62-55
2:34 +2 Jamal Crawford made jump shot 65-57
2:34   Shooting foul on Ian Clark  
2:34 +1 Jamal Crawford made free throw 65-58
2:22   Personal foul on Troy Daniels  
1:59   Bad pass turnover on Jamal Crawford, stolen by Elfrid Payton  
1:45 +2 Julius Randle made jump shot 67-58
1:31   Lost ball turnover on Dragan Bender, stolen by Elfrid Payton  
1:25   NO team rebound  
1:18 +2 Jahlil Okafor made driving layup 69-58
1:08 +3 Jamal Crawford made 3-pt. jump shot 69-61
0:54 +2 Kenrich Williams made layup, assist by Elfrid Payton 71-61
0:35   Offensive rebound by Julius Randle  
0:35 +2 Julius Randle made dunk 73-61
0:12 +3 Troy Daniels made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jamal Crawford 73-64
0:03 +2 Julius Randle made reverse layup 75-64
0:03   Shooting foul on Dragan Bender  
0:03   Personal foul on Solomon Hill  
0:03   Turnover on Jamal Crawford  
0:00   Bad pass turnover on Elfrid Payton, stolen by Jamal Crawford  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:42 +2 Mikal Bridges made running Jump Shot, assist by Dragan Bender 76-67
11:23 +2 Julius Randle made floating jump shot 78-67
11:08   Defensive rebound by Elfrid Payton  
10:59 +2 Jahlil Okafor made dunk, assist by Elfrid Payton 80-67
10:31 +2 Julius Randle made jump shot, assist by Kenrich Williams 82-67
10:11   Personal foul on Elfrid Payton  
10:02 +2 Elie Okobo made running Jump Shot, assist by Dragan Bender 82-69
9:40   Defensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
9:34   Josh Jackson missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Kenrich Williams  
9:32   Defensive rebound by Julius Randle  
9:27 +2 Julius Randle made dunk 84-69
9:10   Mikal Bridges missed driving layup  
9:06   Offensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
8:54   Defensive rebound by Josh Jackson  
8:45   Offensive rebound by Josh Jackson  
8:45 +2 Josh Jackson made dunk 84-73
8:10   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
8:10 +1 Mikal Bridges made free throw 84-74
8:03 +2 Josh Jackson made jump shot 84-76
7:49   Defensive rebound by Dragan Bender  
7:50   Jahlil Okafor missed driving layup, blocked by Ray Spalding  
7:49   Personal foul on Julius Randle  
7:30   Offensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
7:30   Ray Spalding missed dunk  
7:30   Offensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
7:30 +2 Ray Spalding made dunk 84-78
7:23   Full timeout called  
7:12 +2 Ray Spalding made dunk 84-80
6:51   Elfrid Payton missed driving layup  
6:37 +2 Josh Jackson made floating jump shot 84-82
6:11   Personal foul on Julius Randle  
5:58 +3 Elie Okobo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Jackson 84-85
5:42   Jahlil Okafor missed layup, blocked by Dragan Bender  
5:42   NO team rebound  
5:40   Jumpball  
5:29   Elfrid Payton missed hook shot  
5:27   Defensive rebound by Mikal Bridges  
5:24   Shooting foul on Jahlil Okafor  
5:24   PHO team rebound  
5:24   Ray Spalding missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:24 +1 Ray Spalding made 2nd of 2 free throws 84-86
5:09   Ian Clark missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:07   Offensive rebound by Cheick Diallo  
5:05 +2 Cheick Diallo made dunk 86-86
4:33   Solomon Hill missed jump shot  
4:32   Personal foul on Ray Spalding  
4:17   Lost ball turnover on Jahlil Okafor, stolen by Troy Daniels  
3:57   Personal foul on Solomon Hill  
3:57 +1 Mikal Bridges made 1st of 2 free throws 86-87
3:57 +1 Mikal Bridges made 2nd of 2 free throws 86-88
3:42 +2 Christian Wood made jump shot 88-88
3:13 +2 Solomon Hill made jump shot 90-88
3:00 +2 Troy Daniels made jump shot, assist by Mikal Bridges 90-90
2:45   Ian Clark missed jump shot  
2:43   Defensive rebound by Troy Daniels  
2:34 +2 Dragan Bender made layup, assist by Josh Jackson 90-92
2:16   Cheick Diallo missed reverse layup  
2:16   Shooting foul on Troy Daniels  
2:16 +1 Christian Wood made 1st of 2 free throws 91-92
2:16 +1 Christian Wood made 2nd of 2 free throws 92-92
2:02 +2 Josh Jackson made driving layup, assist by Elie Okobo 92-94
1:25 +2 Jamal Crawford made jump shot 94-96
1:01   Josh Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:58   Defensive rebound by Cheick Diallo  
0:48 +3 Ian Clark made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Elfrid Payton 97-96
0:29   Jamal Crawford missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:26   Defensive rebound by Ian Clark  
0:11 +2 Christian Wood made floating jump shot, assist by Ian Clark 99-96
0:00   PHO team rebound  
0:00   Josh Jackson missed jump shot  
0:00   End of period  

4th Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:47   Bad pass turnover on Solomon Hill, stolen by Ray Spalding  
11:41   Defensive rebound by Julius Randle  
11:04   Troy Daniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:01   Defensive rebound by Julius Randle  
10:31 +2 Ray Spalding made jump shot 101-98
10:13   Dairis Bertans missed jump shot  
10:04   Solomon Hill missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:00   Defensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
9:57 +3 Jamal Crawford made 3-pt. jump shot 101-101
9:32 +2 Julius Randle made driving layup 103-101
9:22   Jamal Crawford missed finger-roll layup  
9:18   Offensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
9:08   Kenrich Williams missed turnaround jump shot  
8:59   Troy Daniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:57   Defensive rebound by Cheick Diallo  
8:30   De'Anthony Melton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:28   Defensive rebound by Dairis Bertans  
8:08   Josh Jackson missed floating jump shot  
8:05   Defensive rebound by Cheick Diallo  
7:43