Jrue Holiday gets fouled by Devin Booker in the 4th quarter and yet does not have a whistle blown in his favor; Book stays in the game.
Both the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks have had their respective superstars drop monster games and lose a bout in this Finals series. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40+ points in a Game 2 loss away from home and now the Suns have lost Game 4 after Devin Booker caught fire and dropped 40 points of his own.
Devin Booker, who hasn’t been all too sensational during the latter half of the Playoffs, came alive in the first half and had 20 points. He would drop 20 more in the second half but his production on the offensive end of the floor would have to halt as he picked up his 5th foul early in the fourth quarter.
This led to Monty Williams taking Book out of the game and replacing him with Cameron Payne for about 7 minutes down the stretch. Merely a minute into subbing back in however, Devin Booker would potentially be thrown out of the game by his own actions.
NBA fans react to Devin Booker not receiving his 6th foul after hard fouling Jrue Holiday.
At around the 3:40 mark of the 4th, Booker ran down the floor to help stop Jrue Holiday from converting on a fast-break that would cut the Suns’ lead down to one point. In doing so, he clearly wrapped his entire body around Holiday underneath the rim. This would’ve been an easy 6th foul to call on D-Book but the refs swallowed their whistles.
NBA fans were not too happy with this outcome and took to social media to rant about how Game 4 was rigged in the Suns’ favor.
LMAO HOW DID THEY NOT CALL THIS FOUL ON DEVIN BOOKER pic.twitter.com/2vDBJ3nmWN
— Slightly Biased (@BiasedSlightly) July 15, 2021
DEVIN BOOKER JUST GOT HIS SIXTH FOUL LITERALLY WRAPPED HIM UP AND THEY DIDNT CALL IT THIS SHIT IS RIGGED AS SHIT
— Jedi Master Ober (@obersports) July 15, 2021
Devin Booker getting away with that 6th foul pic.twitter.com/mFcrdxUMev
— RepYoSide (@SideRep) July 15, 2021
If Booker were to ‘pop off’ and carry Phoenix to a 3-1 lead down the stretch, that missed egregious call would be the story of the entire NBA Finals. Fortunately for the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo tipped the ball in the cut the lead to one. The Bucks would go on to win Game 4 and tie the series up at 2 a piece.