Booker sets NBA record for points in 1st postseason
The Suns star surpassed Golden State Warriors legend Rick Barry for the most points scored in a player's first postseason campaign.
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.
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