Suns G Devin Booker hits very long 3-pointer from Tallahassee
Aug 10, 2020, 1:48 PM | Updated: 4:58 pm
Devin Booker might need to go through quarantine after leaving the Orlando bubble in order to hit a three-point shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With about eight seconds left on the shot clock in the third quarter of the Phoenix Suns’ sixth bubble game, the Thunder did a fine job trapping Booker and blowing up a play. So Jevon Carter passed the ball back out to Booker to make something happen.
That’s when Booker, a little indecisive, picked up his dribble near halfcourt. The clock was dwindling so he opted to at least give his team a chance at not wasting a possession.
He took a set jumper from the NBA logo and drained it.
DEVIN BOOKER FROM THE LOGO 🔥 pic.twitter.com/i6KBHwY7xD
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The shot registered at 39 feet.
By the end of the third quarter, Booker had 35 points as the Suns had built a 98-81 lead despite less-than-ideal circumstances Monday. They went on to win 128-101, moving to 6-0 in the bubble.
Phoenix started Dario Saric in place of big man Deandre Ayton, who missed the first quarter due to a missed coronavirus test on Sunday that required another test — and fast analysis of its results — on Monday.
The Suns trailed by as many as 15 in the first half before taking a 65-64 lead by halftime and then blowing the game open in the third with Ayton back in the starting lineup.
Of course, Booker had a lot to do with Phoenix staying afloat, and he got help with 15 first-half points by rookie forward Cam Johnson, among other contributions.
But the highlight for fans was Booker’s very, very deep trey.
Devin Booker today: pic.twitter.com/cbO4jFJflO
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