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Final Score: Phoenix Suns Beat the Atlanta Hawks; 98-95

The Suns were once again undermanned tonight against the Atlanta Hawks team...but they won! Here's what happened

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns began the game with Archie Goodwin as the starting point guard, Devin Booker at the two, P.J. Tucker at small forward, Alex Len at the four, and Tyson Chandler as the starting center. Markieff Morris is still out with a shoulder injury, and Brandon Knight was sidelined with an injured groin.

The Atlanta Hawks began the game with Jeff Teague at the point, Kyle Korver at the two, Kent Bazemore at the three, Al Horford at the power forward position, and Tiago Splitter at center. Paul Millsap is not playing tonight due to the passing of his grandfather.

First Quarter

The Suns start the game with an error on the tip-ball...not joking

Devin Booker missed his first two three-point attempts...I don't expect that to continue.

PJ Tucker hits his though, and the Suns are up 9-6 early...Hey, it's something.

Ok, not so fast...

Archie just tried to make the highlight reel on an aggressive drive and attempted dunk. Gets fouled and goes to the line. 2/2.

Teletovic gets in on the action as well. Suns back up three after falling behind briefly.

And then...

Second Quarter

Lorenzo Brown is the first player on the scoreboard in the second quarter. Got the foul too, but missed the free-throw.

Teletovic hits his second three of the game as well. Suns on a 14-5 run

Warren with another bucket. Timeout Hawks. Suns up 41-33

Suns not shooting well...currently only 37%, but they are definitely hustling tonight. Will it be enough?

Third Quarter

P.J. Tucker throws a nice lob to Alex Len who finishes with a dunk to start the quarter.

Even the Golden Boy himself is struggling to find the bottom of the net...

But others, like Archie and Chandler, are still finding a way to make a positive impact.

The Suns poor offense has been saved by good free throw shooting, rebounding and good defense for the most part. They can certainly win this game if they keep it up, even shooting below 40%.

Fourth Quarter

The Suns start off on defense...

Suns only up six points now...getting concerning.

and then...

Korver's basket was changed to a three...all tied up 74-74.

The Suns bigs continue to play well together.

Archie with a VICIOUS dunk!

Booker hits a two...I'll take it.

Archie now has 21 after scoring 20 points in his last game.

Goodwin with an aggressive move to the basket and a putback by Chandler gives the Suns the lead with 24 seconds remaining.

But the Hawks score on their next possession, and get the foul. Bazemore misses. All tied up 95-95. Suns get final possession with 20 seconds left.


Archie with the dagger three to end the game...Really!

Game Over; Suns WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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