Devin Booker has quite the knack for hitting clutch shots (as the Los Angeles Clippers found out in the bubble). Booker drilled a game-winning three in the Phoenix Suns’ 109-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

The Suns trailed 108-106 in the final seconds, but Booker saved the day by making a difficult three with 1.5 seconds remaining.

Luka Doncic still had a chance to win it for the Mavs, but missed a long three.

Booker has now made five go-ahead shots in the final five seconds of a game since 2015-16. Only Russell Westbrook has made more. And 2015-16 was Booker’s rookie season! He’s only 24 years old.

The weird thing is that Booker hasn’t even been that great overall this season, at least compared to his usual numbers. He entered Tuesday with a pedestrian Player Efficiency Rating mark of 14.78, after being at 20-plus PER in the previous two seasons.

But it’s still very early in the season (it’s hard to put too much into numbers over a 15-game sample size), and Booker is likely still getting used to playing alongside ball-dominant newcomer Chris Paul (who had 34 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists on Monday). And maybe this big bucket will get Booker’s mojo back.

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