Suns Notes: Booker, Paul, Bridges, Finals

It was merely business as usual for Devin Booker, as the laid-back Suns shooting guard buried some killer (and timely) 3-pointers late in Game 2 of the Finals to keep the Bucks at bay.Devin Booker

“Those are the moments that he lives for,” Suns coach Monty Williams told reporters. “Doesn’t run from it. … He just steps up and makes big plays.”

Booker finished with 31 points as the Suns took a 2-0 series lead with Game 3 set for Sunday night in Milwaukee.

“Every time Book hit a 3 or did something, you could just tell it just melted them down,” Suns guard/forward Mikal Bridges said. “[They were thinking] like, ‘Dang, we was right there.'”

True to form, Booker refused to take full credit.

“That’s just team,” he said of his successful night. “Team basketball. I think a few of [the shots] were open, and we prepared for these moments.”

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  • Chris Paul, on the other hand, struggled in the fourth quarter, but still managed to finish with 23 points on 10-of-20 shooting, along with eight assists. Paul also credited Booker. “He just stays in attack mode all game,” he said. “I think me and him together, we’ve just built so much trust.”
  • Bridges had a fine evening himself, contributing a very underrated 27 points and tons of hustle. “People will still try to label him as a 3-and-D guy, and I’ve told you guys multiple times that’s not even close to his game,” Booker said.
  • The Suns are a mere two wins away from the first championship in franchise history, and the good news is, the Bucks have yet to expose any flaws, writes Dave Burns of Arizona Sports.

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