Suns Clinch Best Record in the League Behind 49 Points From Devin Booker

Thanks to a 49-point explosion from Devin Booker, the Suns clinched the best record in the League after beating the Nuggets 140-130.

The Suns’ win was not only momentous because it was their League-best 60th of the year and clinched home-court advantage through the playoffs, but it also marked the return of Chris Paul to the lineup after missing 15 games due to a fractured thumb. The Suns went 11-4 while Paul has been out. CP3 finished the night with 17 points and 13 assists.

“We have a special team; it’s that simple,” Paul said per ESPN. “But just being back for the warmup stuff, the pregame stuff, you know what I mean? There’s nothing like being part of this team. I’m just happy that I could get back.”

With a nine-game lead over the Grizzlies (51-23) and just eight games left both franchises, the Suns (60-14) clinched the top seed in the playoffs off thanks in part to the MVP-level play of Booker. The Kentucky product scored at 45+ for the eighth time in his career.

The fact he isn’t getting any MVP consideration could be considered a slight. At this point, all D-Book can do is just focus on winning and making a second straight Finals appearance.

“The main objective is to win basketball games,” he said per BrightSideoftheSun. “And they’ve been telling me that since I was 18 or 19. So, now that we have the one-seed locked up, been winning basketball games for two years straight now, this team needs some flowers. Coach Monty should have been Coach of the Year last year.”