DEVIN Booker’s case for NBA MVP is getting stronger by the day.
Booker, 26, was a standout in the Phoenix Suns’ 134-113 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old had 51 points, six assists and four rebounds at the Footprint Center, which was his best scoring record of the year.
This was the fourth time Booker had scored over 50 points in a single game and the first time he had hit that mark since 2019, per Arizona Sports.
As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Booker became just the second player in the past 25 years to accumulate 50 points and shoot 80 percent through the third quarter of a single game ESPN.
Only James Harden has accomplished this feat before in 2017.
But while he admitted he felt good after the game, Booker was reluctant to get overly excited when speaking to the media, even pointing out that they had “called a few back too.”
But Sun’s head coach Monty Williams wasn’t shy in praising Booker, saying, “You hate to say ‘classic book’ because it would mean you almost take him for granted.”
He later continued, “It was certainly a special night. And to make it in 30 minutes… it’s just one of those moments where you just sit and watch a guy get hot and then watch everyone feed on it and it felt like it would every time , when he let go, just fall into the basket.”
Booker is now the seventh-highest scorer in the NBA and is on track for a career year in points, blocks and rebounds.
Next up for him and the 15-6 Suns on Friday are the 5-16 Houston Rockets.
They then travel to Texas to take on the 6-16 San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6820362/devin-booker-james-harden-achieve-stunning-nba-feat/ Devin Booker joins James Harden as only the second player in 25 years to pull off a stunning NBA feat