Devin Booker led the Phoenix Suns to a miraculous comeback as they erased a huge 24-point deficit to come back and grab a victory. LeBron James and others recognized Devin’s unconscious performance.
The Suns were on the verge of losing until Devin caught fire and had 54 points with 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The return was almost complete. He finished with 58-5-5. Flamethrower.
What a game. After a week from hell and getting embarrassed in NOLA twice, the Suns found the Pelicans 83-59 with 7:14 left in the 3Q tonight. Devin Booker drops 58 points, Phoenix comes back to win 118-114, and tie the season series 2-2. Favorite rivalry in the league right now.
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) December 18, 2022
The Pelicans made a few mistakes, both defensively and offensively. And the Suns took advantage. They led the charge and thanks to some great rebounding from Josh Okogie, along with Chris Paul hitting a number of big shots, they completed the comeback.
But tonight is about Devin Booker. Even LeBron James paid close attention to it.
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LeBron James and others tweet their respect for “lighter” Devin Booker
Devin’s last stat line feels like something out of a video game. He put up a complete flamethrower of performance.
DEVIN BOOKER TONIGHT:
LEADERS 🔥 pic.twitter.com/rjZYrYs925
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) December 18, 2022
Of course, LeBron James checked in. And he tipped his hat in honor.
Book going NUTSO right now!!! Chess
– LeBron James (@KingJames) December 18, 2022
D Book going crazy!! 🤯😤💯
— Kentavious CP (@CaldwellPope) December 18, 2022
Book going 💡
— TJ Warren (@TonyWarrenJr) December 18, 2022
50 PIECES FOR D BOOK 🔥
He begs for NBA TV pic.twitter.com/5DyQZeJIRp
– NBA (@NBA) December 18, 2022
When a player like Booker decides to take over, there’s not much you can do. The Pelicans were witness to this first hand.
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Devin Booker’s 12000th career point comes in the 6th fastest time!
Booker’s 57th point meant he surpassed the 12000th career point mark. He trails only LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, and Tracy McGrady in reaching the landmark.
With his 57th point tonight, Devin Booker has now reached a career high 12,000 points!
Book is the 6th youngest player in NBA history to 12,000 career points, following only LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Carmelo and McGrady. pic.twitter.com/M9scnBshrq
– Phoenix Suns (@Suns) December 18, 2022
Tonight’s performance was just an obvious sign and reminder that he is becoming one of the best players in the league. A new achievement that can only be described as worthy of elevation to the throne.
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