NBA Finals 2021: Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker Joins Allen Iverson and Stephen Curry in Incredible Record

Published 07/15/2021, 12:24 AM EDT
Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) looks to pass as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) defends during the first quarter in game four of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


In a sensational game of basketball, Milwaukee Bucks edged past the Phoenix Suns. However, the highlight of the match was all Devin Booker as he was on fire. Book was the only Suns player with over 15 points in the game. However, foul trouble saw him sit in the important 4th quarter.

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Devin Booker has been exceptional throughout these playoffs, being the leading scorer for the Suns. The 24 YO has had some crucial performances in his first-ever playoff run. He, along with partner Chris Paul, have helped Phoenix reach their first NBA finals in almost 30 years.

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Devin Booker joins elite company

Devin Booker’s sensational performance tied him with Allen Iverson for most points through the first 3 quarters in an NBA final with 38. He is only behind Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry who scored 40 points in 2019.

Devin Booker was lights out from midrange as he went 17-25. However, he attempted just 3 threes, unable to make any.

Booker has been Phoenix’s best offensive player in the NBA finals. Moreover, he has been their best offensive player in the entire playoffs as he is averaging 26 points per game.

Notably, his performances against the Lakers and Clippers shine out. He scored 47 points in the series clincher against LeBron and the Lakers. In addition, he had a 40 point triple-double against the Clippers in the absence of Chris Paul.

Jun 22, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker collides with Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley in the second half during game two of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

At just 24 and in his first-ever playoffs, he has shown incredible maturity. There is no doubt he is a superstar and will continue to shine.

Middleton takes Milwaukee over the line

A sensational 40 point performance by Khris Middleton and a clutch block by Giannis saw the Bucks take game 4 to even the series. A 14 point 4th quarter performance by Middleton helped the Bucks win 109-103.

Giannis Antetokounmpo ended with 26 points, 2 steals, 3 blocks, 8 assists, and 14 rebounds. Jrue Holiday had yet another bad night as he scored 11 points on 20& from the field.

Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket as Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) defends during the first quarter in game four of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Devin Booker’s 42 point performance went in vain as no other Suns player could chip in. Chris Paul had a rare poor night as he scored just 10 points.

Crowder played great 2-way basketball as he ended with 15 points, 3 steals, and 3 blocks to his name. Cam Johnson was great off the bench again as he scored 10 points.

Now, we will head to Phoenix for game 5 of the NBA finals. Milwaukee will look to keep their form. On the other hand, Phoenix Suns need to keep their heads high and move on to game 5.

Who do you think wins game 5? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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