Devin Booker feasts on Clippers’ defense with 45 points in Suns’ win

Devin Booker has been a good scorer since he came into the league in 2016. But he has taken it to another level since Kevin Durant joined the Phoenix Suns in February.

Booker scored a game-high 45 points on a blistering 18-for-29 shooting (62%) in the Suns’ 129-124 victory over the Clippers in Game 3 on Thursday night at Arena, as Phoenix took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven first-round series.

Booker has now scored 109 points in the first three games of the series, the most for a Suns player since Charles Barkley (112 points) in 1994.

“You can’t leave [Durant], obviously. He draws a lot of attention,” Booker said. “A lot of the buckets I scored, I went right to him right after and said, ‘You opened that up.'”

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