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Devin Booker is not happy with the “inconsistent” foul calling

Dec 5, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) shoots free throw basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of the In Season Tournament quarterfinal at Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

After the Suns 114-106 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday night, Devin Booker had some thoughts to share about the fouls that have been called over the past couple of games.

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Booker explained how he was constantly drawing heavy contact during the Suns matchup in the In-Season Tournament against the Lakers.

Which, for the most part, was left without any fouls being called.

However, Booker was called for a technical foul against the Kings, as the officials explained that DBook grabbed the shoulder of the opponent on a layup attempt.

This technical foul call came with less than 5 minutes remaining and the Suns trailing by 7.

Here is what the Suns star had to say about the foul calling as of late, per Duane Rankin at AZCentral:

“It’s just so inconsistent. In L.A., I got put in a baby headlock and I got hit in the head. The past 3, 4 years that I can remember, that’s always been a flagrant whether it was intentional or not. They didn’t even look at it.”

Overall, this season, the Suns are averaging 26.6 free throws per game, which is 3rd to only the Orlando Magic and the Philadelphia 76ers. Whereas their opponents are averaging 22.8 per game, which is just around the middle of the pack.

This puts them at a +3.8 free throw differential. For reference, the Lakers are 1st in the league at +7.1, which plays into Booker’s argument.

Booker, in particular, is averaging 8.2 free throws per game. This places him 4th among all point guards.

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