Devin Booker led the Phoenix Suns to another impressive win against the Indiana Pacers earlier tonight. But in tonight's statement win, Booker had a ton of help from his supporting cast which just proves the young guard's maturity and where his game is at right now. Something head coach Monty Williams isn't at all surprised with.
“This is how that young man plays all the time and everybody is just getting a chance to see it now,” Williams said (per arizonasports.com). “I think it’s like an announcement to the rest of the world who wasn’t paying attention to him.”
Since entering the league in 2015, Devin Booker has been slowly creeping up in our radars as one of the elite guards in the league. The Suns All-Star has come up with insane scoring nights every now and then which inevitably puts him in the conversations of NBA's cream of the crop guards.
Earlier's win though was a bit different for the fifth-year guard. Booker had to sit out a few minutes in a crucial stretch of the game due to foul trouble and the Suns' supporting cast came up huge to keep the Pacers at bay. Center Deandre Ayton had a huge 23-10 game and starting forward Mikal Bridges did a tremendous job on defense, limiting the red-hot TJ Warren to just 16 points.
“I feel like my game developed a lot the last three years for being in those situations,” Booker said. “But what’s honestly taking the load off me is (a) collective team effort.”
With tonight's statement against the Pacers, Phoenix continues their scorching start to the NBA restart. Best believe that Booker will have the team on his shoulders moving forward.