Enjoy every moment of the run that Devin Booker is currently providing us. In historic fashion, Booker has become not only a national story this week but also rewriting franchise record books once more.
Booker has become the youngest player in NBA history to register back-to-back games scoring at least 50 points. On Monday versus the Utah Jazz, Booker kicked off the wild week by dropping 59 points on 19-of-34 shooting. Then, yesterday at Talking Stick Resort Arena against the Washington Wizards, Booker pulled off an encore with 50 points on 19-of-29 shooting.
Overall, 109 points on 38-of-63 field goal attempts for the Phoenix Suns’ star shooting guard over his last two games. Yes, you read that correctly that Booker scored 50-plus points twice on 60.3 percent of his shot opportunities.
Absolutely unbelievable, and it seems like this is just the beginning of the next level to which Booker is ascending his all-around game.
Booker joined James Harden (2019), Kobe Bryant (2007) and Allen Iverson (2000) as the most recent players to scorch the Association for consecutive 50-point explosions. Harden, Bryant and Iverson are all considered as some of the top scorers in league history, so the path Booker is possibly heading down is one not many have the opportunity to achieve.
If these last two outings are a preview of what’s to come next throughout Booker’s $158 million max extension, then the Suns have a future multi-time scoring champion on their roster.
This month, Booker is pulling off his own version of March Madness averaging 33 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.1 steals on a 60.6 true shooting percentage. Those are absurd numbers, everyone.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show Booker is leading. This is tons of fun, and we are all witnesses to one of the most prolific scoring stretches from any player this season with six games still remaining.