Pelicans vs Suns: Booker scores 58 points leads Suns


Devin Booker dribbled toward the left corner 3-point line while being pursued by two Pelicans before rising up for an off-balance jumper.

Booker spectacular performance with one of his best scoring performances of his career, scoring 58 points to almost entirely push the Phoenix Suns past the New Orleans Pelicans 118-114.

After losing twice to the Pelicans in New Orleans, the Suns pulled off the comeback victory. Although Booker takes pride in being a good teammate

Booker has already surpassed 50 points twice this year; on Nov. 30 at home against Chicago, he scored 51 points in just three quarters.

The Suns recovered from a 24-point deficit thanks to their performance. The three-time All-Star connected on 21 of 35 shots, including 6 of 12 three-point attempts. 

The Pelicans led 83-59 midway through the third quarter, but the Suns used a 25-6 run to cut that advantage to 89-84 going into the fourth. 

The Suns were clinging to a 111-109 lead when Paul made a crucial 3-pointer with 1:04 remaining. Paul finished with 18 points and eight assists.