The Phoenix Suns bounced back after a somewhat shocking loss in Game 1, storming together in Game 2 to even up the series.
Then, they needed to steal home-court advantage back, and there were no excuses against an undermanned Los Angeles Clippers team missing both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Russell Westbrook put on a show and kept his team in the game with a 30-point performance, but Devin Booker was majestic with a 45-point piece.
Booker was so efficient and impactful that Kevin Durant went as far as to say he had an “all-time great performance” in the win.
Kevin Durant on Devin Booker’s game tonight:
“All-time…Great performance.” 🗣️✊
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) April 21, 2023
The Kentucky product took over and was undeniably the best player on the court in the win.
He scored 45 with six rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks, and three three-pointers on an insane 62.1% shooting, all that against one of the best defenses in the league.
Booker has made a name for himself as being one of the most prolific and efficient scorers in the game, and not even ceding some touches to Kevin Durant has kept him out of rhythm.
The Suns will stay in Los Angeles for Game 4, and they’ll try to go back to the desert with a 3-1 series lead to close them out in the Valley of the Sun.
Leonard’s status for Game 4 is still up in then air with an undisclosed knee injury so the Clippers might need a throwback performance by Westbrook just to have a shot at extending this series a little further.NEXT: Shannon Sharpe Names The Suns Players Who Won Game 2