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“Devin Booker is shooting 51/41/93 without Chris Paul”: The Olympic Gold medallist steps up to fill in the Point God’s shoes.

Jeet Pukhrambam

"Devin Booker is shooting 51/41/93 without Chris Paul": The Olympic Gold medallist steps up to fill in the Point God's shoes.

Devin Booker is now “Point Book” as the Phoenix Suns go about their business without their veteran leader. 

The biggest storyline this season has been the resurgence of the Phoenix Suns. After what seemed like a catastrophic finals breakdown, the Arizona outfit has come out all guns blazing.

They currently hold the best record in the NBA with a 58-14, which is 9 games clear of the second seed. The team has been in phenomenal form.

They have been in red hot form throughout the season.  A lot of the credit should be given to their superstars Chris Paul and Devin Booker.

Also read: “Devin Booker should make an All-Defensive team this season!”: How the Suns’ superstar is slowly changing the narrative around his so-called lackluster defense

Devin Booker has filled in his mentor’s shoes well

Chris Paul has been out for nearly 10 games now and in that time Booker has deputized in his role. While the three-time NBA all-star primarily plays as a shooting guard, he has done excellently as a point guard.


During this 10 game stretch, Booker has averaged 28.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 7 assists. Today, against the Sacramento Kings, he put up 31 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists before fouling out.

It is no stretch of the imagination to say that Devin has done a good job trying to mimic his 12-time all-star teammate’s productivity.

While pundits and analysts predicted a drop in the Suns’ form, Devin and co. have ensured that nothing of that sort has happened.

The Suns have been on a tear and are the most lethal team in the league. With their superstar point guard, they have an NBA best record of .828.

A mind-boggling statistic here is that even without their veteran leader, the Suns still remain the best outfit in the league with a record of. 714.

It is safe to say the Phoenix Suns are the clear-cut favorites to win the NBA championship this year.

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Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam


Jeet Pukhrambam is The SportsRush's Lead Editor for Basketball. After freelancing for five years as an independent writer, Jeet created thousands of blog posts and articles. He now covers intriguing news reports and throwback stories on all things NBA. His interest in NBA started with the ascendancy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2016-17 season. Since then, Jeet has managed to coalesce his knowledge of the game and his writing to create pieces that are reflective of the current state of the league. Now, he ensures that The SportsRush produces the highest quality of writing. In his free time, he enjoys playing football, cooking, traveling, and dancing to techno. Jeet takes pride in his critical thinking, music playlists, and his love for spaghetti.

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