Booker overturns 24-point lead: “I couldn’t have done it on my own”
Devin Booker (196cm, G)’s performance led to a come-from-behind victory for Phoenix.
The Phoenix Suns won 118-114 in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Phoenix Footprint Center on the 18th (Korean time).
Phoenix won the game, but the process wasn’t easy. From the first quarter, CJ McCallum allowed 15 points. Booker played well with 12 points and 4 assists, but finished the first quarter at 27-34.
Even after that, Booker continued his own performance. However, he failed to control the opponent’s offense and at one point in the 3rd quarter, the lead went up to 24 points. Even so, the Phoenix players did not give up. In particular, Booker made a big success, scoring 10 points in the 2nd quarter, 20 points in the 3rd quarter, and 16 points in the 4th quarter.
As a result, Phoenix reversed with Chris Paul’s 3-point shot 4 minutes and 36 seconds after the start of the 4th quarter. In addition, the performance of other players was added, and the game was won with difficulty.
The number one contributor to victory is, of course, Booker. Booker recorded 58 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, with a field goal success rate of 60% (21/35). But Booker attributed his team’s victory to his teammates. 토토사이트
In an interview after the game, Booker said, “It is impossible to overturn the 24-point gap on my own. The team has to come together,” he said. “Paul made a clutch 3-point shot. Okoggi gave us an offensive position through the rebound. Biyombo and Randale helped us through the screens and defense behind the basket. Without the performance of these players, we would not have won.”
Booker has been showing great success this season. He averages 28 points per season. He scored 40+ only 5 times already. Two of them are 50+ points. Booker, who was recognized for his performance, was also selected as the October-November Player of the Month. He also suffered from some sluggishness. He has not scored more than 20 points in any of his last 4 games. However, he rebounded by scoring 58 points in the game that day.
With Booker’s performance, Phoenix managed to win two games in a row and secure the fourth spot in the West.