PHOENIX SUNS

Devin Booker: Phoenix Suns fans are ‘on this revenge tour with us’

May 5, 2022, 8:16 AM | Updated: 8:27 am
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns high fives fans as he walks off the court following game one of...
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns high fives fans as he walks off the court following game one of the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans at Footprint Center on April 17, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Pelicans 110-109. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After coming away from an NBA Finals empty handed last year, the Phoenix Suns won’t be content with their season with anything less this time around. There’s a mission to accomplish.

The same goes for Phoenix fans.

A dominant ending in a Game 2 win over the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night made that more than evident to Suns guard Devin Booker.

“I liked the fourth quarter today, definitely got louder than I’d say the previous game,” Booker told reporters after the 129-109 victory. “They’re bringing it, man.”

“The energy is in the house, the energy is around the city. I think everyone is on this revenge tour with us and it’s fun to be a part of it.”

Trailing after two quarters of action, the Suns turned things up to another level, outscoring the Mavericks 31-23 in the third quarter before hitting Dallas with a knockout punch in the form of a 40-26 advantage in the fourth.

Booker rattled off 12 third-quarter points before back-to-back-to-back three pointers in the fourth around the five-minute mark marked a flurry of daggers to Dallas’ chances at a comeback.

The trio of treys undoubtedly had Footprint Center jumping.

Booker finished with a team high 30 points to go along with four assists and four rebounds.

“I loved it, I kept watching,” point guard Chris Paul said of Booker’s fourth quarter. “I done played with a lot of great shooters in my career but nobody like that.

“I’m the guy that when he shoots it I think it’s going in every time. I’ll be pissed when he miss.”

It wasn’t just Booker getting the crowd into it, either, Paul scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to slam the door shut on the Mavericks.

Paul added eight assists, six rebounds and a steal in the win.

The Suns are back in action Friday night at 6:30 p.m. for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Mavericks in Dallas. Tune to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

A fan waits for autographs before Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns to begin, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Fans wait for Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns to begin, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) knocks the ball away from Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) works the ball around Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell, left, and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, right, prepares for Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series against the Phoenix Suns, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker lies on the court after he was fouled during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) works the ball past Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock (25) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock (25) looks to pass against Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) passes over Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams hands off the ball during a break in the action during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, left, drives to the basket against Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives around Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, left, drives to the basket against Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock (25) and Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) scramble for a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock (25) and Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) scramble for a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts to a play during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series against the Phoenix Suns, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) passes the ball down court past Phoenix Suns center JaVale McGee (00) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives around Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives to the basket past Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) and Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock, right, react after Paul was called for a foul during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) drives past Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) is blocked by Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) as he drives to the basket during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) is blocked by Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Referee Ben Taylor (46) separates Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, left, and Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder, second from right, during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, right, and Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) scramble for a loose ball during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) scores over Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, left, and forward Jae Crowder (99) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) is fouled by Phoenix Suns center JaVale McGee, right, as he drives to the basket during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) passes around Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (42) during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) is pressured by Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) and Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell, left, during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, left, during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder, center, pass the ball to teammate JaVale McGee (00) as he drives past Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) drives to the basket against Dallas Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie (26) during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd directs his players during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock, right, reaches out to teammates Dwight Powell, front, and Luka Doncic, center, and Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) looks on during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd reacts to a play during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Dallas Mavericks players react during the final moments of their loss to Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Phoenix Suns center JaVale McGee (00) and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, right, celebrate a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball against Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of Game One of the Western Conference Second Round NBA Playoffs at Footprint Center on May 02, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Suns defeated the Mavericks 121-114. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns puts up a shot against Maxi Kleber #42 and Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of Game Two of the Western Conference Second Round NBA Playoffs at Footprint Center on May 04, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Suns defeated the Mavericks 129-109. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Fans wait for Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns to begin, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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