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Blast from the past: 1993 Sonics, Pierce strike back, beat Suns 103-99, tie Western Finals at 1-1

On the night he was crowned the NBA's Most Valuable Player, Charles Barkley couldn't carry the Suns to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Sam Perkins made a 3 with 9.8 seconds left to seal the victory.

Since the current iteration of the Phoenix Suns is on vacation during these playoffs, we at Bright Side thought it would be fun to relive the Suns' exciting 1993 playoff run with recaps of each game. Today, the Suns and Charles Barkley continue an epic Western Conference Finals series with a loss at home to the Seattle Supersonics, 103-99.

After sleepwalking through game one, Seattle regrouped with jump shooting from Ricky Pierce (34 points) and one of the original "stretch fours" Sam Perkins (19 points). The Sonics were down 10 in the fourth, but came back hard and eventually beat the Suns on a 3-pointer by Sam Perkins with less than 10 seconds left.

Charles Barkley got a put-back on the next possession, but was called for an offensive foul and Seattle escaped with the win.

For the Suns, Charles Barkley was a beast on the night of his MVP ceremony with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Oliver Miller contributed a robust 10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks (wow that guy was talented!), but Dan Majerle was the best player on the court with 29 points (4-8 on threes), 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and a steal.

The Sonics got their best contributions from Ricky Pierce on jumpers (34 points on 13 of 20 from the floor) and Shawn Kemp (16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 blocks), but it was Sam Perkins hitting the biggest shot of the night with a 3 at 9.8 on the clock.

Former Sun Eddie Johnson contributed 8 points off the bench for the Sonics.

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