The Phoenix Suns returned home to Phoenix Suns Arena and they came to play, dismantling the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-85. The Suns now have taken a 3-2 lead in their best of seven series.
Early on Devin Booker was absolutely on fire. He scored 30 points on 13 of 23 shooting from the fields. He also grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 5 assists. Booker is showing no fear against the defending Champs and it is rubbing off on his team.
Keep this energy going fam 🔋 pic.twitter.com/iTGVSV8gc1— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 2, 2021
“There’s nobody that’s scared of the moment,” Suns guard Booker said. “We’re a confident team.”
LeBron James scored 24 points on the night. However, he did not have anywhere near his best game by his standards. The Lakers did not play well as a whole. James voiced his displeasure with his team’s effort and his own.
I can’t keep up with the highlights rn but this is how I feel rn pic.twitter.com/gEJHZn5zSL— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 2, 2021
“We got our ass kicked. It is that simple,” James said after losing consecutive first-round games for the first time in his 15-year career. “They did whatever they wanted to win this game.”
The handles though. Sheesh 🥵 pic.twitter.com/v8gR0qOJaB— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 2, 2021
Other Suns players stepped up big in order to help the Suns earn a 30 point blowout victory.
- Miles Bridges 13 points and 6 rebounds
- Chris Paul scored 9 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and 6 assists
- Cam Payne scored 16 points and 4 rebounds
Game 6 of this series is Thursday, 6/3 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Tip-off is at 10:30 pm Eastern/ 7:30 pm Eastern.
"Our guys fed off of that…I’m grateful for the fans that came out tonight."— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 2, 2021
– Monty Williams on the packed house at @PHXArena
Hear from the guys tonight! 👇
Let’s get it 😤 pic.twitter.com/YAeQ50g1Ki— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 2, 2021
We love you Phoenix, Arizona 💜🧡 pic.twitter.com/6YlSNJ1Zum— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 2, 2021