In his first Western Conference finals, Devin Booker showed up in a big way as the Phoenix Suns defeated the LA Clippers 120-114. With Chris Paul and Kawhi Leonard unavailable for their respective squads, there were questions about what this matchup would look like, and Booker certainly provided answers. Along with getting his first career triple-double, he compiled a laundry list of impressive stats.
He joined an elite group that includes Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Bob McAdoo, Rick Barry and Wilt Chamberlain as the sixth player in NBA history to record multiple 40-point games in his first career postseason. Booker had an electrifying second half as he scored or assisted on 49 of the Suns' 63 points.
Incredible game 1 of the WCF...Devin Booker so special. And now we get spoiled with a game 7. Love it.— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) June 20, 2021
40pt triple double.... Sheesh 🔥— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) June 20, 2021
His scorching Sunday afternoon performance even had the NFL world chatting.
give Book his credit!!!#RallyTheValley— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 20, 2021
D Book with the calmest 40 point triple double...— Flash Garrett ⚡️ (@MylesLGarrett) June 20, 2021
Book going krazy..🤦🏽♂️— Kyler Murray (@K1) June 20, 2021
Devin Booker put on a show today.— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) June 20, 2021
Pffft I'm not nervous 😶 #RallyTheValley— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) June 20, 2021
As the fifth player in Suns history with a playoff triple-double, Booker etched his name in the history books next to Suns legends Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Penny Hardaway and Charles Barkley.
If KD is basketball GOD, then Book is basketball Jesus 🤣🤯— Terrence Ross (@TerrenceRoss) June 20, 2021
World... Devin Booker!!!! Problem!!!!— Theo pinson (@tpinsonn) June 20, 2021
D Book in a different type of bag right now 🔥🔥🔥🥶🥶🥶— Anthony Morrow (@MrAnthonyMorrow) June 20, 2021
D Book goin crazy!— Darius Miller (@DmillerKY) June 20, 2021