NBA All-Star voting season is upon us!
With NBA All-Star voting tipping off on Christmas Day, fans now have the opportunity to select the players they believe should start in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game set to be held in Cleveland, Ohio. When potential All-Stars deliver vote-worthy performances, we’ll be sure to bring that to your attention with our “NBA All-Star Moment of the Night” series to highlight those deserving players.
Devin Booker is looking to earn his third consecutive All-Star berth, and against the Oklahoma City Thunder, he certainly stated his case.
Booker tied a career-high with six 3-pointers made and finished the night with 38 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Suns got back in the win column with a 115 – 97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Devin Booker tonight:
6 3PT (ties career high)
He ties his season high in points and is the only Suns player with multiple 30-pt games this year. pic.twitter.com/LPvCGl0Tk4
— StatMuse (@statmuse) December 30, 2021
Phoenix was looking to bounce back from a tough one-point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, and Booker ensured they beat a depleted Thunder.
In the first quarter, Booker made the record books by becoming the seventh youngest player in NBA history to reach the 10,000 all-time points milestone, behind only LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Tracy McGrady and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
He joins LeBron and Durant as the only players with 10,000 Pts and 800 3-pointers made before turning 26. Post-game Booker was asked about achieving the milestone.
“Honestly, this one means a lot. I think 10k is better than the 5, 6,7. I feel like it’s a real milestone that I hit,” he said. Then he joked: “If Hornacek put me in more, I’d be at about 12 right now.”
Booker is definitely one of the best guards in the NBA right now, and a case could be made for him being top of the list as well.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) December 30, 2021
Phoenix has been playing some of the most attractive hoops this season, and Booker is a large part of why they are challenging Golden State for the top spot in the Western Conference.
The Suns are looking to prove that last season’s run to the NBA Finals was no fluke, and Booker is playing his part to make that happen. He is averaging 23.1 points, five rebounds and 4.6 assists per game this season.
You can vote Devin Booker into the 2022 NBA All-Star Game here.