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Devin Booker did the meme during Suns’ 16-0 run vs. Nuggets

Jun 7, 2021, 9:00 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2021, 1:21 am
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to a three-point shot and foul from the Denver Nuggets d...
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to a three-point shot and foul from the Denver Nuggets during the second half in Game One of the Western Conference second-round playoff series at Phoenix Suns Arena on June 07, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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.

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