Devin Booker is a certified bucket.
In Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the Phoenix Suns guard created history, becoming the player with the most points ever in their first postseason appearance.
With 542 total points, the 24-year-old eclipsed the previous record held by Rick Barry (521).
Devin Booker has scored the most points ever by a player in his first playoffs.- StatMuse (@statmuse) July 15, 2021
522 (and counting) - Booker
521 - Rick Barry
518 - Julius Erving
461 - Trae Young pic.twitter.com/l9l3x6MndL
Coming off a 10-point performance in Game 3, Booker bounced back in style, scoring 20 points in the first half alone - his sixth 20-point half of the playoffs. Impressively, he did so without making a single 3-pointer.
According to @EliasSports, Devin Booker already has the most points in Finals history by a player with 10 or fewer points in the previous game (previous record was 35 by George Mikan in 1949 Finals Game 3). pic.twitter.com/VQDE6iUaa3- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 15, 2021
He went a perfect 7-of-7 in the third quarter to make it 38 points, which is tied for the second-most through three quarters of an NBA Finals game in the past 25 years.
Devin Booker's 38 PTS through 3 quarters tonight are tied for the 2nd most through 3 quarters of an #NBAFinals game over the last 25 years.- NBA History (@NBAHistory) July 15, 2021
Stephen Curry: 40 points on 06/05/2019
Allen Iverson: 38 points on 06/06/2001
Devin Booker: 38 points tonight pic.twitter.com/Srvzuj3nNM
He finished with 42 points on 17-of-28 from the field and 8-of-9 at the free throw line.
His big game went in vain as the Suns fell 109-103 as the series now shifts back to Phoenix for a pivotal Game 5 with the series tied at 2-2.
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