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Sports world celebrates Devin Booker’s game-winning shot over Clippers

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns during the first half at Staples Center on February 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

If you missed Devin Booker’s game-winning buzzer-beater to lead the Phoenix Suns over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, well, that’s a shame.

Booker delivered one of the top plays of the entire NBA season by draining a jumper over Paul George and Kawahi Leonard with one second left in a tie game, and folks took notice.

The bucket leaves the Suns just 1.5 games behind the nine seed in the West with five games left for Phoenix.

Memphis, Portland, San Antonio and New Orleans are all ahead of the Suns in the standings. If Phoenix can pass three of those teams and stay within four games of the eight seed, they will earn a chance to win an elimination game for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

NBA stars LeBron James and J.J. Reddick issued their seal of approval on social media while Booker’s former coach Earl Watson also acknowledged the big shot.

A few other Valley sports stars threw in their two cents, including Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and former ASU receiver Jaelen Strong.

Even Johnny football was impressed by the first-year All Star.


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