The NBA Finals between Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns are turning out to be exciting with every passing game. The Suns secured a clear 2 point lead in the first two games of the best-of-seven series final. However, just as the Games pushed over to Bucks’ home ground they have bounced back and made a comeback by levelling the series at 2-2, at the end of Game 4.The stage is set for more excitement as every game from now on will be a must-win for both the sides, as they look forward to win the championship. The Suns made it to the final for the first time since 1993 and will aim to win their maiden title. On the other hand, Bucks are featuring in the final for the first since 1974, having won the championship once in 1974.
Devin Booker creates history, sets league record
Game 4 of the NBA Finals brought out some sheer display of shooting this season. Devin Booker and Khris Middleton went all in to give out one of the best performances till date. The two stood up for their respective sides when the teams needed it the most. Booker ended the game on 42 points, whereas Khris scored 40 including 14 in the fourth quarter.
With this, Suns’ shooting guard Devin Booker has set the record for most points scored in a player’s first playoffs. This record was earlier held by Rick Barry with a total of 521, however Booker has comfortably surpassed it as he stands at 542 points this postseason, and counting.
Booker’s run in NBA finals so far
Phoenix Suns’ shooting guard has undoubtedly looked in stupendous form this season, and has proved to be quite valuable for his side. He started off with 27 and 31 points respectively in the first two games, marking a consistent start to the best-of-seven series finale. However, Booker had a forgettable Game 3 as he scored a mere 10 points in the game, which costed the Suns to a great extent.
But the 24-year-old made a significant comeback in Game 4 scoring a whopping 42 points, including 18 in the third quarter itself. This was Booker’s third 40 plus point game in this postseason, clearly indicating the run he has had.
Although Booker’s performance went in vain, as the Bucks pulled off a 109-103 victory in the Game 4, levelling the series at 2-2. The two sides will now play the Game 5 on July 17 at Phoenix Suns Arena, Arizona in a must win game for both the sides, to clinch the title.