Devin Booker has looked well beyond both his age and supposed experience level in this season’s playoff run for the Phoenix Suns. That continued on Thursday night in Game 2 of the Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks as he helped his team win 118-108 to go up 2-0 in the series. Booker led the Suns with 31 points on the evening, but it was his three-point shooting late that sealed the win and ensured there was no completion of a comeback for the visiting Bucks. He nailed three of those in the last ten minutes of the game, including one that went in, somehow, over the incredibly long arms of Brook Lopez.
Giannis was fantastic in this outing for the Bucks, meanwhile, but that ended up being the main issue for them. They got 42 from him, and he kept Deandre Ayton largely quiet, but there wasn’t much help from him. Not other Bucks player managed to contribute more than 17 (Jrue Holiday had 17 while Khris Middleton struggled mightily with just 11). The Suns, on the other hand, also got 27 from Mikal Bridges and 23 from Chris Paul, pushing them over the top. But, as the old saying goes, a series doesn’t start until someone loses on the road. Until that happens, Milwaukee will feel they have a chance. You just get the feeling that game 3 is going to be massive and very much pivotal.