The Phoenix Suns have been the most consistent team in the 2021-2022 NBA season, with the League’s best record at 63-16. This is the first time the franchise hit 63 wins, besting their previous record of 62 wins in the 1992-1993 and 2004-2005 seasons.
In Tuesday night’s 121-110 victory against the Lakers, the Suns were led by Devin Booker’s game-high 32 points, seven rebounds, and four assists, shooting 6-9 from three-point range.
After the game, Booker presented Suns radio legend Al McCoy with an autograph jersey to pay homage to the broadcast announcer who’s covered Suns basketball since 1972. As he presented McCoy with the jersey, he had a message for the announcer after achieving the franchise record.
“50th season baby, franchise record. Love you, man. Appreciate you for real.”
Booker, who many believe should be in the MVP conversation, is averaging 26.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.9 assists this season. In addition, his defense has also impressed fans and Coach Monty Williams as he boasts about him never backing down from a matchup.
“I’ve said it since I’ve been here: he’s more than a scorer. He’s more than an offensive savant – whatever people call him,” Williams said per NBA.com. “The young man plays defense. He guards his position every night. He’s one of the best two-way players in the game. He doesn’t back down from a matchup. He should get All-Defensive (Team) mention just because of where we are defensively and what he means to our team defensively.”
The Suns will close out the season’s final three games by traveling to Los Angeles to face the Clippers and Utah to match up against the Jazz. Their season finale will be at home Sunday against the Sacramento Kings, and then they’ll wait to see who they face first in the playoffs after the NBA Play-In tournament.