Suns’ Devin Booker joins Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson as only players with consecutive 30-point halves
In a game that has featured a wild dunk by Washington’s Jeff Green, Booker dropped his second consecutive game in which he scored at least 30 points a half. According to ESPN Stats & Info, he joined some elite company with that tally.
After scoring 59 points Monday (32 in 2nd half), Devin Booker had 30 at halftime tonight.
He's the 3rd player in the last 15 seasons with consecutive 30-point halves (Allen Iverson in Feb. 2005, Kobe Bryant in Dec. 2005). pic.twitter.com/HwYeHF61Et
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 28, 2019
There’s no question that Booker is a walking bucket. He is a brilliant shooter and can score in a variety of ways – no matter what kind of defense he’s facing on a night-to-night basis.
In the Phoenix Suns previous game against the Utah Jazz, as previously mentioned, Booker dropped a whopping 59 points – and he was cruelly kept from a 60-burger by the Jazz intentionally fouling his teammates to keep him from going full “Booker vs. Boston Celtics” from a couple years ago.
Though the Suns are owners of one of the worst records in the NBA, Booker is a shining star for a team that desperately needs something to cheer about. Perhaps he might be a classic “good stats, bad team” player, but his shooting is fairly portable and would likely fit well on any team in the NBA.
No matter what, joining Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant in any category is rarefied air.