Devin Booker, the 13th overall draft pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, very well carried the Phoenix Suns to the NBA Summer League Championship game following a 31-point performance against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Phoenix would win the contest 93-87 to set up a Summer League Final against the San Antonio Spurs.
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For the second straight game the Suns fell behind early (New Orleans led by 11 points in the first quarter), but were able to battle back in the second quarter to take the lead at the half.
Booker and Josh Harrellson carried the load in the second half to put the Suns ahead and did not allow the Pelicans to re-gain the lead down the stretch.
Booker finished with a 10-for-17 mark from the floor, including 5-for-9 from behind the arc. Harrellson totaled a whopping 19 points (Summer League high) on a very efficient 8-for-13 shooting night.
T.J. Warren was named to the All-Summer League team before the semi-final game against the Pelicans. Warren ranked second in Summer League scoring before Sunday night’s game in which he scored just two points.
The Suns will take on the San Antonio Spurs on Monday at 6:00 p.m. MST in the Summer League Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.