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WATCH: Devin Booker and Kevin Durant Each Score 31 As Suns Crush Timberwolves 133-115 in Booker’s Return

Devin Booker and Kevin Durant could not have had a more ideal game in Booker’s return from a five-game absence with a right calf sprain.

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Although the Suns got unfortunate news just an hour before tip-off that Bradley Beal wouldn’t be available, the two faces of the Suns stepped up big time against a very hot Timberwolves’ team, who had won seven straight and was ranked as the No. 1 defense in the NBA.

That did not matter for the Suns, who faced Minnesota on two days of rest, while the Timberwolves were playing on the second night of a back to back.

Phoenix crushed the Timberwolves 133-115 shooting 60% from the field and 55% from three-point range.

Booker finished with 31 points, five assists and four rebounds in only 26 minutes in his return.

Durant finished with 31 points, six assists and six rebounds in 35 minutes.

Booker was very happy to be out there.

“It’s always nice just playing,” Booker said. “Trying to put my inputs in from the bench, gets old after a while, and I just want to get out there and compete with the team.”

Durant was very delighted to have Booker alongside him.

“(Booker was) incredible,” Durant said. “That’s what I expect out of him every time he touches the floor. I maybe was expecting a little bit of like, wind in his lungs early on, but he looked great. The pop was there, just playing with pace. And that’s what we need. It’s good to have our point guard back.”

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau


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