PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns veterans are sometimes forgotten on a team with several players in their teens and early 20s. It was experienced players who made the difference Wednesday night, though.Brandon Knight scored 23 points off the bench and Phoenix reserves combined for 54 as the Suns held off the slumping Atlanta Hawks 109-107 thanks to a key fourth-quarter run.Jared Dudley and P.J. Tucker added 17 points apiece for the Suns, who had lost four of five. Leandro Barbosa made three important baskets in the fourth.Thats what we need from them, is stability, Phoenix coach Earl Watson said. Our young guys are going to have ups and downs, trying to make it as consistent as possible.Eric Bledsoes bank shot with 28.4 seconds left gave the Suns a 104-99 lead and all but sealed Atlantas fourth consecutive defeat. Bledsoe, who shot 5 for 17 from the field, pounded the scorers table in celebration.Eric claims he called bank on the shot. I dont believe it, Watson said with a smile.Barbosa made baskets on three straight possessions midway through the fourth to give Phoenix an 89-84 advantage, part of an 11-0 run.I like that, Barbosa said. Thats what were supposed to do. Were supposed to show some things to these guys. Hopefully I give some spark to the team and some energy.The Hawks cut it to 96-95 with 2:50 to play on Thabo Sefoloshas 17-footer, but Phoenix held on. Dennis Schroder scored 14 of his career-high 31 points in the fourth.Kent Bazemore had 22 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 and Dwight Howard added 17 points with 14 rebounds for Atlanta.We are playing the right way, trying to do the right things, but we just cant get it to go our way, Bazemore said.The Suns turned a five-point deficit at the 5:12 mark of the first quarter into a 36-27 lead to start the second.Knight scored 14 points in 5 minutes off the bench in the first quarter and Tucker had nine -- seven in the first 2 minutes of the game.The Suns took a 47-33 lead, their largest of the game, when Tucker scored and made a free throw in the second quarter. But the Hawks responded, going on a 10-0 run over the final 2:37 of the period. Hardaway hit two 3-pointers and flew in for a dunk during that stretch, finishing the first half with 12 points.The teams traded leads for about 4 minutes of the third quarter before the Suns ended it with a 77-75 lead.We just didnt get that stop that we needed to in the last couple of minutes and we didnt get the basket, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.You never feel good when you have a tough road trip and you have lost a few in a row, but I think we are looking forward going home.TIP-INSHawks: F Paul Millsap was held out with a left hip injury, and F/C Tiago Splitter (right calf strain) also did not play. Mike Muscala started in Millsaps place. ... The Hawks shot 10 free throws to 25 for the Suns. ... Hardaway was knocked into the scorers table chasing down a loose ball in the fourth quarter but stayed in the game.Suns: F T.J. Warren (minor head injury) did not play and has missed the past six games. ... Dudley crashed to the floor in front of the Suns bench after a hard foul on Sefolosha in the third quarter, but got up and made two of three free throws right afterward.DUDLEY DOES JOKESDudley made sure Tucker was within earshot in the locker room when responding to a question about the veterans playing well. P.J. started it off, he hit a couple of pull-up jumpers, which he hasnt done since Texas, Dudley said, referring to Tuckers college days.BLEDSOES BURDENBledsoe had earlier expressed that its his fault the Suns are not winning much, despite his most recent stretch of five games before Wednesday in which he averaged 26 points, seven rebounds and 6.6 assists. Phoenix had one win in that span. Bledsoe takes a lot of things to heart, Watson said. Hes very purposeful with his words. ... Its going to be transparent. We understand Bleds purpose, and his commitment to this team is second to none.BUDENHOLZERS BACKBudenholzer is from Holbrook, Arizona, a town of around 5,000 about 185 miles northeast of Phoenix. He wasnt expecting a big turnout of townsfolk Wednesday night, citing a midweek game after a holiday and no bus service.UP NEXTHawks: Host the Detroit Pistons on Friday night and play three of the next four at home.Suns: At the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, the first of a two-game road trip. Comprar Air Max 270
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LOS ANGELES -- Knuckleballer Steven Wright dazzled in a three-hit shutout, which was a perfect homecoming performance.The Torrance, California, native befuddled the Dodgers for nine innings, Mookie Betts had one of Bostons three homers and Sandy Leon drove in four runs to help the Red Sox cruise to a 9-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night with David Ortiz out of the lineup in an NL park.Wright was greeted with a big bear hug from Ortiz after he put the finishing touches on his first career shutout.Its definitely nice to do it in a homecoming, said Wright, whose mom, dad, sister, brother and wife were in attendance. Watching Dodgers games is what I did growing up. To have an opportunity to pitch here was fun. To be able to throw my first complete-game shutout was icing on the cake.Wright (13-5) had nine strikeouts in his third complete game this season. He retired 15 in a row during one stretch and won his fifth straight decision.Leon hit a two-run homer in the fourth. The switch-hitting catcher has had an outstanding summer, batting .467 in June and .355 in July.Travis Shaw also homered, connecting for the 14th time this season. This was a homecoming for him as well, since his dad, Jeff Shaw, was a former Dodgers closer and All-Star. The ball landed in the Red Sox bullpen and was already in his locker for safe keeping after the game.Rounding the bases was unbelievable, Shaw said. Ill remember that for a long time.Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir (9-5) has lost two straight since a 13-start unbeaten streak. He allowed four runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings.This game was all Boston and all Wright.I was just trying to go out there and establish your knuckleball for called strikes, Wright said. I think thats the biggest thing for knuckleballs. You want to show the hitters youre going for strikes and getting swings.Betts hit his 23rd of the year in the third, and Shaw, who replaced Dustin Pedroia in the lineup after Pedroia left the game with a left shin bruise, hit a solo homer in the eighth to give Boston a 5-0 lead.I do think that with a knuckleballer, a lot of righties have a little bit more success, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. I liked our guys against him, but its still a different visual. ... The ball was moving, changing speeds, eye level. He was doing everytthing he could to be effective.ddddddddddddOrtiz was on the field as the Dodgers honored him in a pregame ceremony. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully narrated a video tribute while Ortiz stood with former teammates Nomar Garciaparra, Adrian Gonzalez and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.The Dodgers presented Ortiz with a $10,000 check to his foundation, The David Ortiz Childrens Fund. Gonzalez and his wife, Betsy, matched the donation.Ortiz is expected back in the lineup Saturday. Hell play first base.Pedroia was hit by Kazmirs pitch in the shin in the third inning and is day-to-day. X-Rays on his shin were negative.WELCOME TO TOWNNewly acquired outfielder Josh Reddick got his first taste of driving in Los Angeles traffic going to the stadium from Glendale, a Los Angeles suburb.For me it took four entrances and three wrong turns to get here, but I made it, Reddick said. Ill learn eventually.TRAINERS ROOMRed Sox: Ryan Hanigan was forced to leave Thursday nights game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his left ankle. For Friday night, he was available only in the case of an emergency. Boston claimed Bryan Holaday off waivers from the Texas Rangers to solidify its catching corps.Dodgers: Ace Clayton Kershaw (back) and outfielder Trayce Thompson (lower back) will both be out until at least September. ... Bud Norris (mid-back strain) will be placed on the disabled list to make room for Ross Stripling, who will start in his place on Saturday.MINOR LEAGUE WATCHDodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has yet to report to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Roberts said he hadnt reported yet because hes still got some loose ends to tie up, but hell be there. When asked what those were, Roberts said: I dont know. Thats his business, right? Puig was told before the trade deadline that he would either be traded or sent to the minor leagues.UP NEXTRed Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-4, 5.91 ERA) has a 2.63 ERA in four starts since being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on July 16.Dodgers: RHP Ross Stripling (2-3, 4.14 ERA) gets his first start since May 19. He had a 1.54 ERA in four appearances as a reliever since and has also made five starts and one relief appearance in Triple-A. 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