The Phoenix Suns pulled off an upset 117-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday in the bubble, thanks to the efforts of star shooting guard Devin Booker.
With the game tied in the final seconds, Booker made a highly difficult, contested fadeaway jumper to beat the buzzer.
Devin Booker for the win! pic.twitter.com/J6FI5QfTgK
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) August 4, 2020
Booker finished with a game-high 35 points (along with a game-high eight assists), and was the only Suns player to score at least 20.
The Suns had a 26-39 record before the league was shut down in March, but have won all three of their games so far in the bubble.
Devin Booker in the Orlando bubble as the Suns move to 3-0:
• 27 points and 4 assists
• 30 points and 4 assists
• 35 points and 8 assists
Booker is cementing himself as one of the best shooting guards in the NBA on a national stage. pic.twitter.com/N8bEXTAu41
— Evan Sidery (@esidery) August 4, 2020
Booker has now made three game-winning buzzer-beaters since entering the NBA in 2015-16, tying LeBron James for the most.
Devin Booker at the buzzer!
Since Booker entered the NBA in 2015-16, he now has 3 game-winning buzzer-beaters, tied with LeBron James for most in the NBA (including playoffs).
Booker also ties Walter Davis for the most game-winning buzzer-beaters in Suns history pic.twitter.com/Qhr68r72m8
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 4, 2020
That’s an incredible feat for a player who’s only 23 years old, and he may just be getting better.