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Tom Chamber's Historic Night vs Supersonics

Tom-Chambers

On this date exactly a year ago, Devin Booker scored 70 points in a game vs Boston Celtics. Before Devin, the last player who achieved such a thing in a Suns uniform, was non other than Tom Chambers, exactly 27 years apart.

Imagine a Suns player breaking a franchise record for points in a game during a 50+ win, Western Conference finalist season, and winning the game as well. That’s what happened when Tom Chambers torched the Seattle SuperSonics for 60 points on March 24, 1990 in a 121-95 win.

Chambers scored 21 of the Suns’ 29 first quarter points and then the first 18 for the team in the 2nd quarter. At half-time he had a team record 15 field goals and 35 points. He finished the game with 60 points on 22-32 shooting, picking up 16 points from the line and attempting zero three-point shots in a late regular season game against the Seattle SuperSonics.

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“That’s what we expect from Tom every night,” said Suns guard Kevin Johnson. “When he gets his game going like that, it’s impossible to stop him.” For those thinking this was a fluke game, in the previous month, Chambers scored 56 against the Warriors and had back to back 40 points games (44 + 41). I also forgot to mention that he was playing with a pulled hamstring in this game.

This was the best season in a career which earned Chambers 4 All-Star berths and a spot in the Suns Ring of Honor. He averaged 27.2 points and 7 rebounds per game with a 20.9 PER and 11.2 win shares. In addition to his 60 point game, he notched single game totals of 41, 40, 40, 56, 44 and 41 in 89-90.

To date it's one of the greatest performances in Phoenix Sun history.

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