Devin Booker led the Phoenix Suns to a surprise victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, thanks to an amazing individual play at the end of the game. Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard was asked to comment on Booker’s game-winner, and as expected, the reigning Finals MVP described the play in the most Kawhi Leonard way.
Below were Leonard’s exact words, and there weren’t a lot:
"You pretty much seen the shot. He got to his spot, pivoted and shot a fadeaway."
Kawhi Leonard describing Devin Booker's winner in #Suns 117-115 thriller over #ClipperNation . pic.twitter.com/Tr1pDOZ0u7
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) August 5, 2020
To be fair to Kawhi Leonard, he was able to describe the play in a very efficient way. What were we expecting, though? Leonard is not exactly the type that shows emotion on a typical day.
Booker was outstanding against the Clippers, finishing with 35 points on 13-of-25 shooting, along with six triples, four rebounds, eight assists, and just two turnovers in 37 minutes of action. Not even one of the best defenses in the NBA was able to contain the Suns stud on this occasion.
Leonard was not bad himself, logging a team-high 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting, with two 3-pointers, seven boards, three assists, and a steal. Nevertheless, this was Phoenix’s night, and it was thanks in large part to Booker’s heroics.
This was a huge win for Phoenix, who continue to have a 100 percent winning record in their first three games inside the bubble. They defeated the Washington Wizards and the Dallas Mavericks in their first two contests, and the Clippers have become their latest victims. The Suns are now just three games behind the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference. Don’t count out this team just yet.