"Devin Booker for three." Get used to it.
The first round draft pick of the Suns put together his top performance of the 2015 NBA Summer League and led Phoenix into Monday's championship game with 31 points in a 93-87 win over the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday night. Four Suns scored in double figures.
For the second consecutive night the Suns were plagued by a slow start, shooting just 28% in the first quarter and falling into an 11 point hole. The Suns erased that deficit, outscoring the Pelicans 30-16 in the second quarter, carrying a three point lead into halftime. Then Booker caught fire.
Utilizing a dazzling array of shots from behind the arc and aggressive moves to the rim, Booker shouldered the scoring load in a game where T.J. Warren, the Summer League's second leading scorer, totaled just 2 points on 5 shots. Booker hit 10 of 17 attempts incuding 5 of 9 from three point range
Josh Harrellson also contributed his best game this week. Harrellson scored his summer high of 19 points on 8 of 13 shooting.
The Suns overcame 25 points from Bryce Dejean-Jones and 21 from Seth Curry. The Pelicans finish 2015 Summer League play with a 5-1 record.
Phoenix will meet San Antonio on Monday in the Summer League championship at the Thomas and Mack Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 6pm.