The Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker puts up historic stat line

Devin Booker became the second Sun after Jason Kidd to have these stats in a game.

Devin Booker became the second Suns player after Jason Kidd in 2001 to put up 25+points, 10+assists, and 5+steals in a game. Booker had 26 points, 12 assists, and 6 steals in the first game the Suns had without their Point God-Chris Paul. The guard proved to be a leader and led his team to victory against the young Oklahoma City Thunder team.

Booker has been playing great this season. He is averaging 25.5 points, 4.6 assists, and 5.2 rebounds this season and has been a key piece of the Suns’ success. But it is today that he proved that he could make the people around him better as well. Chris Paul is usually the one that gets all the players involved offensively and dictates the offence. With him out, Booker took up the responsibility and involved his teammates before getting his shots up. Along with the assists he also had a really good defensive performance with 6 steals.

All in all, Booker had a great game and proved his mettle as a leader. It also speaks volumes about his growth as a player, how he has learned to orchestrate the offence and even play defence at a high level when his team needs it. With the performance, he joins Jason Kidd as the only Suns to accomplish the feat.

Jason Kidd is a Hall of Famer, a champion, and one of the greatest point guards of all time. To be in the same conversation as him when it comes to basketball just goes to show you how great of a performance Booker put up against the Thunder.

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