The Cleveland Cavaliers were on a mission to stop Devin Booker from dropping 50 on them, as the Phoenix Suns phenom is going through the best scoring streak of his young career, dropping 59 points against the Utah Jazz, 50 against the Washington Wizards and 48 against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Cavs bench had told him he wouldn’t score 50 on them, yet Booker took that and ran with it, leading his team to a 122-113 win with 25 points and 13 assists.

“I’m just taking what the defense gives me,” said Booker after the game. “I heard it earlier on from their bench: ‘you’re not getting 50 tonight.’ I’m fine with that (chuckles). I play basketball, I watch basketball a lot and I read and react from what’s out there on the court. My job was to get everyone involved and make sure everyone was getting some shots and knocking them down tonight.”

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Booker’s scoring barrage hasn’t been a matter of selfishness or padding his stats at the end of the season, but rather a matter of need — as the Suns have been without T.J. Warren since late January and have now lost Kelly Oubre Jr. for the season.

Point guard Tyler Johnson is still out of action, making Booker not only the focal point but also the vital one for this team, as the offense revolves solely around his ability to score and create for others.

Booker has racked up 32 assists throughout his last four games, making him much more than a high-octane scorer, but a capable distributor as well through his sky-high usage rate.