Tyson Chandler had 17 first half boards in what was almost a career best for the Phoenix center.

Tyson Chandler was right at the center of the Suns' much-needed 98-95 victory over the Hawks on Saturday. Chandler tied a Suns all-time high for rebounds in a game, and became the first Suns player to grab 20 or more rebounds in two straight games.

Chandler's offensive rebounds number was not just an all-time Suns record, but it stands as the NBA season-high for offensive rebounds in a single game.

.@TysonChandler both ties the Suns rebound record (27) and puts them up 95-93 with :24.6 to go on @FOXSportsAZ! #SunsVsHawks

— #WeArePHX (@Suns) January 24, 2016

This isn't a typo ... @tysonchandler had 17 first half rebounds. One off tying the Suns record for a half. #SunsVsHawks

— #WeArePHX (@Suns) January 24, 2016

This is @tysonchandler 's second straight game with 20+ rebounds. According to @EliasSports he is the FIRST player in @Suns history to do so

— Suns Basketball Comm (@SunsBballComm) January 24, 2016

With 13 offensive rebounds, @tysonchandler has set a new @Suns record surpassing 12 by Charles Barkley and Curtis Perry #SunsVsHawks

— Suns Basketball Comm (@SunsBballComm) January 24, 2016

.@tysonchandler tied the Suns' total rebounds record of 27, and he's your @CarlsJr Star of the Game! #SunsVsHawks pic.twitter.com/dlRo7TeEJ1

— #WeArePHX (@Suns) January 24, 2016

Congrats to Tyson!

(h/t Phoenix Suns on Twitter) (h/t Suns Basketball Communications on Twitter)

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

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

Alex Len with a nice 15 foot jumper...Hopefully that gets his shooting confidence going early.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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.

Archie Goodwin hits a three, then Suns D leads to a quick score by Booker. PHX up 14-6. Timeout Hawks.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

Say what you will...But Suns D has been very good so far.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

Ok, not so fast...

Well...the D was good before a missed rebound and a turnover both led to quick baskets. Timeout Suns...Still up 14-11

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

Booker makes his first three of the game...hopefully more of that to come.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

And then...

B33K3R with another three-point make off of Chandler's offensive rebound to end the first quarter. Suns up 29-23.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

TJ Warren scores on a fast break off a dish from Brown. The NC State connection.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

In video promo, Devin Booker says he hopes to play the rest of his career in PHX. Please #Suns, DON’T DO ANYTHING TO CHANGE THAT SENTIMENT

— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) January 24, 2016

Tyson Chandler has been working the boards already...Has 13 now with three minutes left in the first half.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

The Phoenix Twin Towers, Alex Len and Tyson Chandler, have combined for 11 points & 20 rebounds (17 for Chandler) in the first half. Not bad

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

PHX 48, ATL 39 at half. Booker 10, Goodwin 9 pts. Chandler 17 reb. FG%: PHX 34 (missed last 13 attempts), ATL 40 #SunsVsHawks

— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) January 24, 2016

Third Quarter

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

Booker tried to get into the "Throw a lob to Len" action, but a Bazemore foul ruined it.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

Suns are still maintaining their lead, so far, but their 35% shooting isn't going to make it easy for them to continue.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

Booker now shooting only 4/15 from the field, including 2/7 from three. I guess he isn't immune to an off-night either.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

Archie Goodwin so far is 8-8 from the FT line.

— Suns Nation (@SunsNation_NBA) January 24, 2016

Tyson just pulled down his 20th rebound...in the third quarter.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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%.

End of 3Q: PHX 74, ATL 64. Goodwin: 15 Pts, 8-8 FTs Chandler: 11 Pts, 21 Reb PHX: 20-25 FTs; ATL: 6-7 FTs #SunsVsHawks

— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) January 24, 2016

Fourth Quarter

The Suns start off on defense...

PJ Tucker with an outstanding block...Refs robbed him of it.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

Korver three and the Hawks are down just four

— Peachtree Hoops (@peachtreehoops) January 24, 2016

and then...

Korver hits back-to-backs 3s and Hawks open quarter w/9 straight pts. Hornacek timeout. 74-73 PHX w/9:59 4Q #SunsVsHawks

— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) January 24, 2016

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

Booker finally hits another three...Been an off-night for him, but the Suns need him to keep shooting.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

The Suns bigs continue to play well together.

.@alexlen joining @tysonchandler on the double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. #SunsVsHawks

— #WeArePHX (@Suns) January 24, 2016

Archie with a VICIOUS dunk!

Archie!!!! https://t.co/tQrOkKRKby

— Michael Gallagher (@MikeSGallagher) January 24, 2016

Archie may have re-ignited the Suns' spirit here in the fourth quarter. Suns back up 83-77 with six minutes left. Timeout Hawks.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

Chandler/Len so far tonight: 25 points 35 rebounds 8 assists 2 blocks

— Michael Dunlap (@DunlapSports) January 24, 2016

Suns still up 89-85 with just under three minutes left to play. Can they grind out the win?

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

Suns just had an incredible back and forth series that showed grit, hustle, determination...and ended in a Hawks three.

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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.

and...

OMG!!! ARCHIE!!!!

— Sean Sullivan (@SeanSullivanNBA) January 24, 2016

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

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

Suns guard Brandon Knight said he was "definitely encouraged" after receiving a second opininon about his groin injury.

      
 
 

The Suns' Brandon Knight, Markieff Morris and Jon Leuer remain out for Saturday's home game against Atlanta while others might return.

      
 
 

The Suns' Brandon Knight, Markieff Morris and Jon Leuer remain out for Saturday's home game against Atlanta while others might return.

      
 
 

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