It was a night he won't ever forget. A pivotal Game 5. Two overtimes. 243 points.
For Shawn Marion, it was a roller coaster ride. The Suns led by 19 points at one point. The Clippers came back to tie it with 39 seconds left. After getting fouled hard eight-tenths of a second later, Marion missed two free throws to regain the lead. The game went to overtime where the Clippers looked to have the game in hand until Raja Bell tied it with a last-second three.
In the second overtime, Marion scored six points, including a huge running bank shot with a minute to go. The Suns came away with a five-point victory, giving them a 3-2 series lead.
For Marion, the totals speak for themselves: 55 minutes, 36 points on 16-of-33 shooting and 20 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass.
Marion's 20 rebounds were a playoff career high. His performance was the Suns' first postseason 30-point, 20-rebound game since Charles Barkley had 30 points and 20 rebounds in Game 2 of the first round of the 1996 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 1996. Marion also had a franchise playoff record 33 field goal attempts.