Moss Point alum Devin Booker records first career triple-double
On Sunday, Devin Booker became the first Phoenix Suns player with a 40-point triple-double since Charles Barkley in 1993.
As fate would have it, the Suns won both of those games by the exact same score of 120-114.
Forty points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists for the Moss Point alum in what was the eighth playoff win in a row for the Suns, who now hold a one game to nothing lead over the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference Finals.
Carrying his team without Chris Paul in the lineup, Booker played a game high 44 minutes and was a perfect 7-7 from the free throw line in his perfectly timed first career triple-double. “I mean it’s very special, but the win feels better. That’s what I’m out there for the whole entire time. Part of a triple-double is the assists, and my teammates making them pay for running and doubling and seeing different types of defenses. The rebounds come from DA boxing out when he has a Zubac or Boogie and me coming in and getting the rebound, so it takes a whole collective group to get what we got done.”
This is the Sun’s first appearance in the Western Conference Finals since 2010.