The final game of the Tuesday NBA schedule will feature a matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Pelicans from the Smoothie King Center. The Suns (54-14) have won 25 of their 31 road games and are on the verge of wrapping up the number one overall seed for the postseason. On Sunday, Phoenix exploded for 48 points in the fourth quarter during a 140-111 home victory versus Los Angeles.
All-Star G Devin Booker led Phoenix with 30 points on 12-for-25 shooting and dished out ten assists. Deandre Ayton contributed 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Suns.
The New Orleans Pelicans are three games below .500 at home and hold a one-game lead over Portland for tenth place in the West. On Sunday, New Orleans outscored Houston by 16 points during the second quarter of a 130-105 home victory. The Pelicans (28-40) forced 25 turnovers and shot 52 percent from the field.
New Orleans C Jonas Valanciunas tallied a game-high 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting and grabbed ten rebounds. Naji Marshall added 17 points and ten rebounds for the Pelicans.