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#pounditTuesday, January 31, 2023

Suns, Jazz got so petty as Devin Booker chased 60-point game

Devin Booker

The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz got so petty as Devin Booker chased a 60-point game on Monday night.

The Suns were blown out 125-92 in the game and their only bright spot was Booker. The 22-year-old guard was hot and went 19/34 from the field and 16/17 on free throws for 59 points.

Phoenix really wanted him to get to 60 points, so they left him out there in garbage time to add to his point total. They even intentionally fouled in the final 30 seconds to get the ball back so Booker would have a shot at crossing the mark.

How did Utah respond? They intentionally fouled back to prevent Booker from having a shot at 60.

The entire situation was so silly. It’s hard to get mad at Utah for blocking the Suns’ efforts when Phoenix did so much to try and get Booker to the total. But as we’ve seen, people will do crazy things when chasing statistics.


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