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Devin Booker advances to his first NBA Finals

Booker, in his first postseason, will be leading the Phoenix Suns on the NBA’s biggest stage.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Phoenix Suns v LA Clippers Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

With Coach of the Year finalist Monty Williams and future Hall of Famer Chris Paul by his side, Devin Booker will be captaining the Phoenix Suns as they make their first NBA Finals appearance since 1993.

The Suns have never won the Finals, so that would be the first if they could pull it off.

Their opponent has yet to be named, as the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks are both knotted up at two games apiece. Both teams, even if Trae Young and Giannis Antetokounmpo play, are banged up.

As for Booker, he’s been sensational in the playoffs. He topped his 25.6 points per game scoring average, elevating to average to more than 27 points per game in the postseason. He’s also averaging 6.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.

Booker hasn’t done it alone. Chris Paul put up 41 points to down the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6, and he’s been phenomenal in this series and throughout the entire postseason as well. Deandre Ayton has also played an increasingly important role on both ends of the court.

That said, the Suns beat the Lakers in 6, swept the Nuggets, and downed the Clippers in 6. Now, it should be noted all three teams were at least somewhat beat up, but then again, it is the way of the NBA and injuries have altered the last several postseasons. And Chris Paul missed the first two games of this series with the Clippers, but Booker was able to help the Suns take a 2-0 need nonetheless.

Regardless of injuries or luck or whatever naysayers may want to claim, it’s terrific seeing the Suns make the Finals and hopefully it’ll be Booker getting to hold the Finals MVP trophy in just a few weeks.

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