Devin Booker did the meme during Suns’ 16-0 run vs. Nuggets
Devin Booker did the meme.
And it was of great significance in the Western Conference Semifinals series opener Monday against the Denver Nuggets.
Booker stepped back for a three-pointer with 4:00 remaining in the third quarter to give his Suns a 77-72 lead of an eventual 122-105 win for the Phoenix Suns.
Attempting to draw a foul, he fell to the ground — flat on his back — just as he did with his buzzer-beater over the Los Angeles Clippers in last season’s NBA restart.
DEVIN BOOKER THREE AND 1
16-0 RUN FOR THE SUNS pic.twitter.com/gYBI2DuDca
— THIS LEAGUE (@thisleague) June 8, 2021
Booker drew a foul on Denver’s Michael Porter Jr. on the made three-pointer but couldn’t complete the four-point play.
Nonetheless, the shot was part of a 16-0 run for the Suns.
And it sure looked like the meme that Booker created months back in the Disney World bubble.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 8, 2021
Phoenix trailed 72-63 with 7:34 left in the third quarter, but a three-point play by Deandre Ayton and a transition layup by Mikal Bridges combined with Booker’s triple as part of the spurt.
The Suns led 88-79 heading to the fourth quarter as their defense tightened up, having allowed the Nuggets to shoot 53% through the first half.