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May 4 at 6:21pm CDT By Zach Links

On this date in 1994, Suns forward Charles Barkley hit 23-of-31 field goal attempts and finished with 56 points, leading the way to a 140-133 win over Golden State and a first round sweep. Barkley’s 56 points tied for the third-highest total ever in an NBA Playoff game, and his 38 points in the first half set a record. Sleepy Floyd holds the second-half scoring record in the NBA Playoffs with 39 points, which he scored in Golden State’s 129-121 home win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the 1987 Western Conference Semifinals.

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