Suns star Devin Booker’s perfect reaction on nose injury from Patrick Beverley headbutt
In a response that will probably make Beverley and the Los Angeles Clippers cry, Booker admitted that winning is just the best medicine for his bleeding nose.
“It feels better now. If it was a loss, I think it would hurt a little bit more. It’s good. Just get some scans and get a mask ready,” Booker said of his nose injury, per Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype.
To recall, late in the third quarter of the Suns-Clippers Game 2 in the Western Conference Finals, Devin Booker accidentally bumped heads with Patrick Beverley. The young scorer was bleeding a lot and had to be rushed to the locker room.
Devin Booker and Patrick Beverley appeared to bump heads on this play.
Both players went back to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/cygqWXSmMg
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 23, 2021
Devin Booker starts bleeding after a common foul on Patrick Beverley.
He checked out and went back to the locker room.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 23, 2021
Fortunately, Booker was fine after getting treatment and was able to return to the floor. While he struggled mightily throughout the contest and shot 5-of-16 with Beverley as his main defender, he was crucial for Phoenix in their clutch play with less than one second left. D-Book set the perfect screen to free up Deandre Ayton from Ivica Zubac, allowing the Suns center to throw down the epic game-winning dunk.
Deandre Ayton wins Game 2 for the Suns with help from a great screen by Devin Booker and inbound pass from Jae Crowder. Worth noting D Book got shoved after the play by a Clippers player. Phoenix has won 9 straight playoff games. pic.twitter.com/KfIw2DEBKk
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 23, 2021
Booker looked like he was coming off a boxing match after Game 2, but hey, a win is a win no matter how you look after everything. Hopefully, Kendall Jenner won’t mind his boyfriend having an swollen nose for some time.
Devin Booker after the bout. pic.twitter.com/jOdIhBO3iH
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) June 23, 2021