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Devin Booker misses out on Western Conference Player of the Week

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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was nominated for this week’s Western Conference Player of the Week award, but lost out to Lauri Markkanen.

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In a week in which the Suns went 2-1, Booker averaged 28.3 points shooting 56.9% on field goals and 27.3% from deep to go along with 5.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds.

Markkanen led the Utah Jazz to a perfect 4-0 record, posting averages of 24.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 47.3% from the floor and 48.1% from three.

Booker has scored over 30 points in two straight games, and the Suns (21-18) have won both of them. Last night, he led Phoenix to a 127-116 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers with 34 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

Even though he hasn’t been shooting well from three, Booker will look to carry this momentum into a very difficult schedule for the Suns.

Phoenix will next play the Sacramento Kings (23-16) at home Tuesday. Then, they travel to play the New Orleans Pelicans (24-16) Friday and host the Indiana Pacers (23-16) at home next Sunday. The Suns play nine more times this month and seven of these matchups will be against teams at least three games over .500.

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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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