News Break: Suns defeat Timberwolves after Devin Booker makes things right again….

We ought to explore what happens if we give Devin Booker a variety of difficulties to address. I don’t even think it’s possible for him to. I can no longer start my car without hearing this strange noise.

The bedroom door is jammed shut. Our air conditioner is deteriorating.

He’d figure out how to make it all right. When he returned to the court on Wednesday after a five-game hiatus, the man might as well have taken a toolbox with him since he helped the Phoenix Suns defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 133-115.

Booker through a minutes restriction finished with 31 points on 12-of-22 shooting, four rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

With Minnesota (8-3) playing better basketball than just about anybody, Booker was in complete control facing the NBA’s top defense.

The pop was there, just playing with pace,” Kevin Durant said. “That’s what we need. It’s good to have our point guard back.”

Those who haven’t been fortunate enough to witness his progression over the years will have nights like Wednesday watching Booker orchestrate and believe this is a gigantic leap from the ninth-year guard, but he’s had this in him for a while now.

With that said, he has expectedly gotten better again and the stars aligned for him to showcase it this year in a role running the show.

His pacing in dissecting the defense was masterful, switching speeds to create the gaps he wanted before capitalizing. Rudy Gobert, one of the greatest rim protectors of all time, has come back to Defensive Player of the Year form and you wouldn’t have guessed it with the way Booker broke down the anchor.


Coming off missing five games because of a right calf strain, Booker was +17 when sharing the floor with Gobert over 17:40 of gametime. Gobert was -25 for the game overall and Booker a net even.

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