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Ingram, Pelicans overwhelm Booker-less Suns to tie series

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) shoots against Phoenix Suns guard Landry Shamet in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in New Orleans, Sunday, April 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
Posted at 6:32 AM, Apr 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-25 09:32:30-04

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 16 of his 30 points in the third quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Phoenix Suns — playing without injured star Devin Booker — 118-103 in Game 4 on Sunday night to tie the first-round series.

Jonas Valanciunas reasserted himself in the middle with 26 points and 15 rebounds to help the Pelicans pull even heading back to Phoenix for Game 5 on Tuesday night. Booker strained his right straight after scoring 31 first-half points in the top-seeded Suns’ Game 2 loss.

Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 23 points and eight rebounds. Chris Paulwas