It’s been over a decade since anyone has been able to say this: The Phoenix Suns are about to win a playoff series. The Lakers were without Anthony Davis in a crucial Game 5 and the Suns took full advantage. Phoenix stomped Los Angeles 115-85 for a clean 30-point win and control over the series, in large part because of Devin Booker’s performance.
Booker began the game with 18 points in the first quarter, leading to 30 points for the night. With Chris Paul limited because of a shoulder injury, Booker is taking on more of the offensive load and is doing a fine job. He’s been able to get to his spots and rise up from the mid-range area he loves so much.
The Game 6 closeout game is back in Los Angeles, where Booker hasn’t been as effective as he’s been at home. In Games 3 and 4, Booker averaged 18 points a game on 33.6% from the field. When he’s at home, Booker is averaging 31.6 points per game on 49% from the field.
However, WynnBET still has confidence in the young star. They set his point total to 27.5, giving the advantage to the over (-115) against the under (-108).
Although he has struggled on the road, he has welcomed clutch moments in the past and a good performance, along with a win, in Game 6 would certainly fit into that category.
Phoenix is a 2.5-point underdog in Game 6. If they want to close out LeBron and the Lakers and put an end to their championship defense, Devin Booker will need to prove the odds right and score tonight.