Suns’ Devin Booker fulfills Kobe Bryant challenge with legendary playoff record in Game 4 vs Bucks
Phoenix Suns superstar Devin Booker just made history by achieving something that no one in the history of the NBA has done. In Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks, Booker etched his name in the record books by scoring the most points ever points in his first-ever playoff appearance.
As per StatMuse, the 24-year-old has now passed Rick Barry with 522 points (and counting) as Booker continues to add to his tally and try to lead the Suns to a huge win on the road.
Devin Booker has scored the most points ever by a player in his first playoffs.
522 (and counting) — Booker
521 — Rick Barry
518 — Julius Erving
461 — Trae Young pic.twitter.com/l9l3x6MndL
— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 15, 2021
Now that’s legendary.
After struggling in Game 3’s loss in Milwaukee, Booker came to play on Wednesday night and got off to a red-hot start. The two-time All-Star erupted for 20 points in the opening half and kept his foot on the gas by knocking down tough buckets like this to keep the Bucks at bay.
Devin Booker in the post over Jrue Holiday 🔥
Book is cooking with 28 points on 12-of-19 FGpic.twitter.com/dI2FWQFJTq
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 15, 2021
There were a lot of doubts about the young star as he was headed to his first-ever playoff appearance. But, game after game, Book has proven that he’s more than ready for the basketball’s biggest stage as he continues his impressive post-season debut.
Coming into Game 4, Booker has averaged 26.3 points per game with 6.1 rebounds and 4.7 dimes. He exploded for 47 points in a close-out game against the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 and double-downed with another 40-point performance in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Clippers.
With the way he’s been shooting, don’t be surprised if Booker drops another 40-point game before these NBA Finals are over.