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Devin Booker Named Western Conference Player of the Week

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Devin Booker’s All-NBA like performances last week have paid off, with Booker being named the Western Conference player of the week.

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It’s the seventh achievement in that area for Booker since his career began with the Phoenix Suns, who was able to win the award for his play from Feb. 27 – March 5, per the NBA’s announcement.

During that timespan, Booker averaged 36 points per game, shooting 56 percent from the field. The star guard also averaged 7.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds.

Booker’s impeccable playing comes as perfect timing. Along with making a comeback from a groin injury, the Wildcat standout is showing veteran-like chemistry alongside star forward Kevin Durant.

Being able to put up the number’s Booker did in that timeframe while integrating Durant into the Suns’ system makes for perfect timing.

With only 17 games left in the season, the Suns are showing control against their opponents as the playoffs near.

Booker is averaging 27.6 points on nearly 50 percent (49) shooting from the floor since returning from his groin injury. He’s also averaging 6.8 assists during that timespan, tying his career-high.

The Suns currently sit in fourth place of the Western Conference, leaving room to climb higher. On the opposite end, Phoenix is in a critical spot like most Western contenders.

Phoenix is only two wins back of the No.2 spot hosted by the Memphis Grizzlies. To the contrary, the Suns are also two wins in front of the Los Angeles Clippers, currently in the eighth spot.

The Suns will face the Oklahoma City Thunder next, starting a brief two-game homestay. Phoenix is currently 1-0 against the Thunder, who haven’t been easy competition for most contenders this season.

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