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Phoenix Suns Report Card: You rate the players, coach in loss to the Pelicans

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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Here you go!

Rate the players in the loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night, in which Tyreke Evans turned into a money player from all over the court and, somehow, Jimmer Fredette outplayed Isaiah Thomas.

While the Pelicans did "bigger team" things, the real difference in the game was Tyreke Evans making all the shots at the end of the game that the Pelicans needed.

On the Suns side, Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe combined for 43 points, 6 assists and 11 rebounds while P.J. Tucker had 10 points and 5 rebounds and nearly won the Suns the game with timely rebounds in the small ball lineup before Reke happened. Gerald Green had 15 first half points, but only 2 in the second half.

I actually don't hate this loss. The Suns did what they could at the end, scoring quick buckets (Gogi in 3 seconds off a pass from Thomas once) to answer the Pellies and forcing Reke into jumpers and tough shots. He just made them. The only real bad play was allowing Reke to get his own offensive rebound off a bad 3-point miss, drawing the foul off P.J. by diving into him. Other than that, it was just shotmaking by the Pellies on tough chances.

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