Game one of the NBA Finals appeared to be all Chris Paul, as the Phoenix Suns’ 36-year old veteran picked apart the Milwaukee Bucks defense with 32 points en route to a 118-105 win. However, somehow flying “under the radar” was co-star Devin Booker with his 27 points, six assists and 10-10 from the stripe.
Thursday night was game two and incase you missed the action, Booker was once again sensational. Knocking down seven of his 12 attempts from behind the arc, the young superstar posted 31 points - five rebounds and six assists in another 118 point performance by the Suns that resulted in another win.
The Bucks respectfully made several runs at the Suns, cutting their lead to single digits multiple times late in the second half. However, a Booker three or mid range jumper quickly put out any spark the Bucks thought they had.
Booker is averaging 29 points over the first two games of the series and while Paul has also been exceptional, the 36-year old can’t carry the team alone. Booker’s first playoff run has been such a fun story to watch and continues to be full of heroics on the game’s biggest stage. Halfway to the Larry O’Brien Trophy, game 3 will shift to Milwaukee this Sunday at 8 PM EDT on ABC.
Tweet of the Day
If the Suns close this out it feels like Booker vs Paul for Finals MVP is going to be an impossible choice— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) July 9, 2021
Co-MVPs for the Phoenix backcourt?
We love to see this.
Massive transfer for the Wildcats.
Will he end up in Kentucky blue?
Landing Reed Sheppard would be massive.
Stay hot, Book.
Who do you have this weekend?
Being down 0-2 is probably the time to be slightly worried.