The Phoenix Suns secured the first win of their second-round series against the Denver Nuggets.
Devin Booker went off on Friday night, dropping 47 points on the No. 1 seed in the West.
Alongside Kevin Durant, the guard willed his team to a much-needed victory to make this series more interesting.
Mid-game, Booker was already getting praised, and Stephen A. Smith perfectly described the Suns’ star with three words.
"He's just special!"@stephenasmith is in awe of Devin Booker 🙌 pic.twitter.com/aWiq8audM4
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 6, 2023
Booker was hot on Friday night, as the Phoenix Suns returned home and won the game.
Even without Chris Paul on the court, the Suns did their job, led by their two stars.
Kevin Durant added 39 points to help Booker.
Durant was in awe of his teammate after the game, praising him for his incredible performance.
"I'm at a loss for words."
Kevin Durant raves about his teammate, Devin Booker following Booker's 47-point night in the Game 3 win 🔊#NBAPlayoffs presented by @madebygoogle pic.twitter.com/40BHKdz73H
— NBA (@NBA) May 6, 2023
If Booker and Durant need to score 40 points per game to compete, they will be in trouble when one or both have an off night.
This team lost depth in the trade that brought Durant to Phoenix, and this postseason, that flaw is more visible.
The Nuggets could return to winning ways in Game 4 unless this duo gets hot again and dominate on the offensive side.
Things can get very challenging for the Suns, as they need to tie the series before going back to Denver.
Going to Ball Arena down 1-3 would be tough for them, and it’s crucial that they win their next game or their season could be on thin ice.NEXT: Fans React To Suns Game 3 Win Over Nuggets