Yesterday night Devin Booker was once again the best player of the Phoenix Suns in Race-5, but this did not avoid the third defeat in a row to his team, now 3-2 in the series. If the Suns have to stay focused ahead of Race-6 to still hope for the title, Booker’s numbers in the last two outings have had a merciless result. Not for the numbers themselves, but for the epilogue of the two games, both lost by the Suns.
Booker scored 42 points with 17/28 from the field in Game-4 and 40 points with 17/33 from the field in Game-5 respectively. Due to Phoenix’s two KOs, the guard became the first player in NBA Finals history to score at least 40 points in two consecutive games, losing both.
If he really wanted to console himself in some way, Booker is however only the fifth player in the history of the Playoffs capable of scoring at least 40 points in two consecutive games in the same series. Before him, only Jerry West, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and LeBron James, most recently, in 2009.
Devin Booker is the first player in Finals history to lose back-to-back games despite scoring 40+ points in both games.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 18, 2021
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