Suns’ Devin Booker dishes full-court dime to Kevin Durant to end 1Q vs. Nuggets
May 7, 2023, 5:53 PM | Updated: 11:06 pm
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Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant is a man of many talents, but at the end of the first quarter in Game 4 against the Denver Nuggets, he showed what an athlete he is.
The Suns inbounded the ball with 2.1 seconds remaining following a made free throw by Bruce Brown.
Devin Booker channeled his inner Kyler Murray (who was sitting courtside on Sunday with Hollywood Brown) on a full-court pass to Durant who grabbed the ball with one hand and all 7-foot-5 of his wingspan, spun and hit a shot off-balance that was nothing but net.
Kevin Durant at the horn!🚨
Devin Booker with the touchdown pass. pic.twitter.com/1WoCEhLyQO
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“Great pass, I was just trying to keep my eye on the ball,” Durant said postgame.
Durant said he was a wide receiver when he was younger and his brother was the quarterback.
Booker said he was a quarterback growing up and saw Murray postgame.
Booker said he told Durant to go long and trusted the seven-footer go up and make a play.
Phoenix finished the first quarter on a 10-4 run thanks to this play but trailed 34-32 after the period.
Durant finished the first quarter with 11 points while Booker led all scorers with 13.
No other player outside of Durant and Booker scored more than three points in the quarter.
The Suns won the game 129-124.