Cam Johnson buzzer-beater, Devin Booker style up for NBA fan vote
Two Phoenix Suns are up for a vote in the 2021-22 NBA Fan Favorite awards honoring the best of the regular season.
Forward Cam Johnson’s buzzer-beater against the New York Knicks is one of five finalists for buzzer-beater of the year, while guard Devin Booker is among six players up for style of the year.
Johnson capped a career-high 38 points by stepping into a transition three and banking in a deep shot to give Phoenix a 115-114 win on March 4.
He’s going up against a three-quarter-court heave from Devonte’ Graham, among other game-winners.
Booker, meanwhile, will square off this time in a fan vote with a competition of P.J. Tucker, Russell Westbrook, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jordan Clarkson and Kyle Kuzma.
He’s got a good shot at taking home the win after he was named by SLAM Magazine as a First Team LeagueFits member and LeagueFits MVP last week.
Two Suns who were trade deadline acquisitions made unfortunate appearances in other award categories, including handle of the year and in the buzzer-beater section.
The Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant dropped then-Indiana Pacers forward Torrey Craig with a crossover before knocking down a three, while Terry Rozier shook then-Washington Wizards guard Aaron Holiday with a yo-yo dribble before hitting a stepback.
Craig also made an appearance in DeMar DeRozan’s highlight reel of game-winners.