While Russell Westbrook and the Clippers dominated the first half, Devin Booker first distinguished himself by shifting his teammates, then he put the 3-pointer which tied the teams (59-59) at halftime. -time.
A 3-point that did him good, while he was going through a crisis of address from afar for several weeks.
The result is this fantastic third quarter, where he will carry his team with 18 of Phoenix’s 33 points over the period! The efficiency is maximum (7/8) and the Clippers can only take the hits…
“I wanted to take him out in the fourth quarter” explains Monty Williams. “But he was shooting baskets and I was like, ‘One more action, one more action…’ and he kept shooting so I left him. When he attacks like that, when he comes in with big outside shots, it unbalances the entire opposing defense. Our “spacing” was better tonight, our organization too, compared to Game 1. And having this balance, with Devin and Kevin who can go to their spots with a live ball, it was precious. »
The result is that Devin Booker (45 minutes) and Kevin Durant (44 minutes) have also played a lot and Monty Williams must probably hope to be able to rest them more for the next games of the series.
How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.