PHOENIX SUNS

Maskless Devin Booker leads Suns to Game 4 win over Clippers in WCF

Jun 26, 2021, 7:54 PM | Updated: 9:58 pm
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns is fouled by Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers during the...
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns is fouled by Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers during the second half in game four of the Western Conference Finals at Staples Center on June 26, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker removed his mask in the third quarter of Saturday night’s Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center.

The Suns won the contest 84-80 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead and are now one win away from their first trip to the NBA Finals since 1993.

Booker was wearing the face-covering to protect his broken nose that he injured in Game 2 on a Pat Beverley headbutt.

The All-Star scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting in the first half of Game 4 before removing the mask halfway through the third period.

He finished the night as the game’s leading scorer with 25 points before fouling out with 1:05 left in the game.

Booker was clearly not his usual self in Game 3 of the series, his first contest wearing the mask.

The Suns guard only had 15 points on 5-of-21 shooting (23.8%) while going 1-for-7 from three (14.3%) in Game 3.

Phoenix will look to punch a ticket to the NBA Finals with a win in Game 5 at home on Monday night.

Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.

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