Suns guard Devin Booker latest NBA star to blast officiating after loss vs Celtics
Thursday was definitely not Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns’ day. Booker and co. went to the TD Garden and were dominated by the Boston Celtics. Booker was called for four charges against the C’s which he obviously didn’t take lightly.
“Just no respect.” Booker said after the 99-86 loss (via Duane Rankin of AZ Central).
Booker was called for four offensive fouls tonight.
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) April 23, 2021
It’s been a rollercoaster week for Booker who ended up getting a rather favorable call against the Milwaukee Bucks last Monday. With the game on the line, PJ Tucker was called for a last-second foul on Booker as he was trying to put up a jumper. Tucker seemed to be out of Booker’s way but the officials granted him two free throws which gave the Suns a 128-127 win in OT.
Thursday though was a bit different. The 24-year-old was limited to just 15 points in 26 minutes before fouling out with still over four minutes left in the game. This was the first time that Booker had fouled out this entire season. But, even with Booker on the floor, the Suns still couldn’t do much against Kemba Walker and the Celtics.
Despite the loss, the Suns are still looking good this month though which should be a positive sight for Booker. This is just Phoenix’s second loss in their last eight games as they continue to cut the lead of the Utah Jazz who is sitting at the top of the West. The Suns have 13 games left in the regular season to try and grab the first seed.