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PHOENIX -- In need of a go-to guy at the end of a tight game, the Phoenix Suns turned to Eric Bledsoe, and the veteran guard delivered. Both times.Bledsoe dropped in a rainbow 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer, giving the Suns a 118-115 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.He had also scored a go-ahead basket with 1.1 seconds left in regulation.Bledsoe finished with 20 points, his only 3 of the night being the game-winner. The shot, made over the outstretched arms of Blazers star guard Damian Lillard, gave the Suns their first win of the season.I wanted the ball, Bledsoe said. I was just going to get whatever they gave me. The shot was there, I took the shot and just took it with confidence, and you live with the results.The Suns, who made 6 of 10 shots and both free throws in overtime, got 27 points from T.J. Warren and 18 from Alex Len while center Tyson Chandler had 18 rebounds.Phoenix outscored Portland 62-38 in the paint. The Blazers played the second of back-to-back games after a home loss to Golden State on Tuesday.The Suns went ahead by six points with 38.5 seconds left in overtime, but the Blazers tied it at 115 when Lillard scored and was fouled with 6.4 seconds.Lillards 27 points led the Blazers, with C.J. McCollum adding 24.We played good defense, he just made a tough shot, Lillard said.I dont know what Bledsoe shot from the field (7 of 20) but Ill take that shot every day of the week, McCollum said.Bledsoes layup with 1.1 seconds left in regulation gave the Suns a 103-101 lead, but after a timeout, Mason Plumlee inbounded to Meyers Leonard for a layup at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.To be in two overtime games (this season) against playoff teams, theres no better experience for such a young group, Suns coach Earl Watson said. Today was the first time I really felt like we actually became a family.The Blazers took a 90-83 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but the Suns came back to take a 93-92 lead on Warrens running bank shot with 2:47 to play.Suns guard Devin Booker, who missed Mondays game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a toe injury, returned to the starting lineup and finished with 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting.Portland led for much of the second quarter and went ahead 50-43 on Maurice Harkless 3-pointer with 4:07 left. The Suns responded by going on a 10-0 run capped off by Bledsoes layup and free throw and led 57-53 at halftime.The Suns took a 76-73 lead into the fourth quarter.TIP-INSBlazers: C Festus Ezeli remains out with a left knee injury. ... No Blazer saw more time on the court than Lillards 40 minutes.Suns: The Suns had been one of the most turnover-prone teams in the NBA, averaging 16 per game entering Wednesday. They committed only 12 against the Blazers.KNIGHT FLIERThe play that energized the Suns comeback late in regulation time was Brandon Knights one-handed throwdown over Turner with 5:41 left in the fourth. It brought the Suns bench and the crowd to its feet.That was a huge play, Len said. Hes just getting healthy ... so now you can see when we get him back, he has athleticism, his bounce back.`DAME TIMELillard is the first NBA player to score 27 or more points in each of his teams first five games since Kobe Bryant did so with the Lakers at the outset of the 2005-06 season. Lillards 163 points in the seasons first five games are the most ever by a Blazer to start a season.FOCUS ON DEFENSEWatson believes the Suns can be a top defensive team in the NBA at some point this season. He said analytics showed they were 13th in the league in points allowed per 100 possessions before Mondays games.We know were going to get better. We understand we just played three of the top four teams in the NBA (Oklahoma City, Golden State, Clippers) so the sample size is too soon to judge, Watson said before Wednesdays game. We believe we can end up top seven easily.CULTURAL CELEBRATIONThe Suns celebrated Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican holiday, to honor their Latino fan base Wednesday night. They wore their purple Los Suns jerseys, a group of mariachis played the national anthem and fans received calavera, or skull head, bobbleheads.UP NEXTBlazers: At Dallas on Friday night.Suns: At New Orleans on Thursday night. Air Max 90 Mens Sale . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. Air Max 90 Sale Cheap . Jordan Lynch, the all-purpose Heisman Trophy finalist from Northern Illinois, failed to make it into that exclusive club. http://www.lameink.com/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. Cheap Air Max 90 Mens . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. Air Max 90 Buy Online .com) - Following a late-game loss to the reigning NBA champs, the Toronto Raptors will look to sustain their recent high-level play as they travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers. OMAHA, Neb. -- Michael Allen raised his arms and looked skyward. The long, hard-breaking eagle putt that defined his round of 7-under 63 Friday had just finished its uphill journey to the back of the cup on the 14th hole. "The miracle shot," he called it. Allen said he wanted to lag the ball to within 10 feet. That it went in was a bonus. "It wasnt about me," he said. "Obviously, something else happened. What do you say? The Lord did it or whatever. It was nice it went in, and it was kind of out of my control." Just about everything else went right for the 54-year-old Allen, too. His best round of the year put him at 10 under after the second round of the U.S. Senior Open and allowed him to break away from the pack for a five-stroke lead. The cushion was the largest after 36 holes in the tournaments 34-year history. "Man, oh, man. The biggest lead?" Allen said with a smile. "So I can blow the biggest lead. Is that what youre telling me?" Rocco Mediate was Allens closest pursuer after he shot a bogey-free, 3-under 67. Jeff Sluman also had a 67 and was another shot back. "Weve got to go out and get him," Mediate said. "He aint going to come back, more than likely." Allen started the day sharing the lead with six other players. He birdied five of the first eight holes and went out in 30 in hot, breezy conditions at the Omaha Country Club. He hit a rough patch after he made the turn, chunking a ball in the long grass on No. 12, but everything was right after he went birdie-eagle on Nos. 13 and 14. Allen was short with his birdie putt on the last hole, ending his bid to match the U.S. Senior Open record of 62 by Loren Roberts at Prairie Dunes in 2006. His two-round total of 130 was lowest in tournament history. "You kind of look at the way things have gone so far," Allen said. "Ive chipped in a couple times. Ive played some bad shots and kind of gotten away without killing myself. Theres too far to go, though. Hopefully, in the end, its predestined, but Ive got a long way to go.dddddddddddd Only halfway there." Allen never won in 394 starts on the regular tour, but he has four victories since joining the Champions Tour four years ago, including the 2009 Senior PGA Championship. He had top-10 finishes in the U.S. Senior Open in 2010-11 and tied for 33rd last year. His game has been on the upswing lately. He won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in March and came to Omaha with three top-10 finishes in his last four events. It looked as if Allen and Mediate would match birdies early. Mediate had three in four holes to start the afternoon and took a brief lead. But Allen, playing in the group behind him, went on a tear. He hit every green in regulation and made the turn with a 3-shot lead. Allens strength is his irons, and he was hitting them pure on the front nine, seemingly oblivious to the southerly winds gusting to 25 mph and the courses elevation changes. The most impressive of his six birdies came on the 477-yard eighth hole, which has been playing as the toughest on the course. He hit a 210-yard 4-iron to 15 feet, then raised his right hand and gave a quick thumbs-up after his straight putt dropped into the cup. His eagle came after he hit driver-hybrid to the bottom shelf of the two-tiered 14th green. With his long putter anchored to his chest, there was no threat of Allen coming up short on the putt that measured 50-60 feet. The ball went up the ridge and broke about 20 feet to the left before it hit the back of the cup, popped up and dropped in. "I could hit that putt 100 times and not get it within 5 feet, I guarantee you," Allen said. "So I hit a good putt. I did what I was trying to do, but then it went in. Its one of those days, things were going right, and that was one of the things that really went right." Defending champion Roger Chapman was among the players who missed the cut. He followed his first-round 74 with a 76. "Just played rubbish, that was it," he said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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