The New Orleans Pelicans got a much needed victory Sunday night against the Phoenix Suns, 118-103. In doing so, the Pelicans tied the first round playoff series at two wins a piece. The game was close at half, but in the third quarter, New Orleans blew the game open. The Pelicans were led by forward Brandon Ingram's 30 points. It was the third consecutive playoff game that Ingram scored at least 30 points, setting a franchise playoff record.

Granted, the Pelicans do not have the longest playoff history to say the least. This is the eighth time in franchise history they reached the post season. They are looking to reach the conference semi-finals for just the third time.

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On Sunday, Ingram finished with exactly 30 points, to go along with five assists and four rebounds. The Pelicans have now turned the best-of-seven series into a best-of-three. One of the obvious keys to the series has been the injury to Suns All-Star Devin Booker.

Sunday night though was a total team effort from New Orleans. They got 18 points from CJ McCollum, 13 points and three blocks from Herbert Jones, and another massive performance from Jonas Valanciunas. The Pelicans scored 26 points on 9-for-15 shooting. More importantly, he ripped down 15 rebounds, neutralizing Suns' DeAndre Ayton.

The rebounding in this series has been one of the bigger mismatches for New Orleans. When they beat the Suns in Game 2, the Pelicans absolutely destroyed the Suns on the glass, 55-35. Although it wasn't as bad Sunday night, it is something Phoenix needs to address or they might be looking at an early exit from the playoffs.