Booker sets NBA record for points in 1st postseason

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Devin Booker made history during the Phoenix Suns' 109-103 Game 4 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Suns star surpassed Golden State Warriors legend Rick Barry for the most points scored in a player's first postseason campaign.

Team Player Points
Suns Devin Booker 542
Warriors Rick Barry 521
76ers Julius Erving 518

Booker's milestone bucket came early in the third quarter of Wednesday's matchup. He scored 18 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting during the frame.

The 24-year-old entered the fourth quarter with 38 points, tying the mark for the second-most through three quarters of an NBA Finals game over the last 25 years.

Booker finished with 42 points, two assists, and one rebound over 39 minutes of action. It was his third 40-point performance this postseason.

The two-time All-Star has played a key role while leading the Suns to their first NBA Finals appearance since 1993. He entered Wednesday evening averaging 26.3 points, 6.1 boards, and 4.7 assists over 19 playoff appearances.

Booker sets NBA record for points in 1st postseason
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