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Devin Booker
Devin Booker
Position: G
Born: 10/30/96
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:206 lbs. / 93.4 kg.
Salary: $3,314,365
Booker finished with a game-high 26 points, but took issues with the officiating and his team’s play all night. It reached a boiling point when rookie point guard De’Anthony Melton once again turned the ball over after stepping out of bounds. “Take his ass out,” Booker shouted across the court to Suns coach Igor Kokoskov. “Put Elie in the game”
Storyline: Phoenix Suns Turmoil?
After the game, Booker and Melton were having a fun conversation in the locker room as cooler heads had prevailed. Still, Booker didn’t hesitate when it came to talking about Melton’s turnovers when asked about his frustrations with the rookie point guard. “I told him the court don’t move,” said a grinning Booker. “P.J. Tucker used to do that all the time (to him). I used to hate it, but it’s just part of the game. It’s a learning experience. Just knowing the floor and how to run the floor on the wing. He’s usually a point guard and probably never been in the corner that much. It’s a tough learn, but he’ll pick up on it.”
As Josh Jackson’s tying 3-pointer fell through the hoop in the dying seconds of overtime, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry rushed to call a timeout his team didn’t have. Officials had no choice but to assess New Orleans a technical foul that put Suns star Devin Booker on the free throw line with 1.1 seconds left. Booker calmly hit the free throw to cap his 40-point, 13-assist performance and put the Suns up for good in a 138-136 victory on Saturday night. “That’s the beauty of the sport; you never know what can happen,” Booker said. “We came into the locker room — we were looking around and we still don’t know what happened, but we’ll take the win for sure.”
Duane Rankin: “A couple of calls, honestly. A couple of push offs. Before Danuel House hit the 3, I think that was a big push off on us. Those 50-50 calls, we’ve just got to understand those aren’t going to go our way.” Devin Booker. #Suns fall late in loss at #Rockets bit.ly/2TIxQOC pic.twitter.com/mEngHjpJR4
Storyline: Officiating Complaints
Devin Booker scored a game-high 37 points to go along with 11 assists and eight rebounds as Phoenix (16-52) bounced back from a 127-120 loss Saturday night at Portland in which it trailed by as many as 29 to beat Golden State on the road in the second of back-to-back. “We locked in and chipped away and slowly, but surely, played the right way and the score did what it was supposed to do when you play the right way,” Booker said. “Trusted each other, communicated, and fought to the end.”
Less than two weeks ago, Booker bluntly criticized his team following a loss in Atlanta by saying, “We’re not all on the same page. It’s the worst I’ve seen it since I’ve been here, and that’s saying a lot.” Yet it’s also been Booker setting a positive tone during this string of success by encouraging teammates from the bench and stressing “playing the right way.” Booker said the Suns’ chemistry is now at an “all-time high,” that there’s a palpable excitement to come to the arena for these down-the-stretch games that outsiders could regard as meaningless for any purpose other than solidifying draft lottery odds.