Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from stunning Game 4 win vs. Phoenix Suns

Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, P.J. Tucker, Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker
Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

The Milwaukee Bucks survive Devin Booker’s historic night in Game 4 win over Phoenix Suns

After a lackluster performance in Game 3, it was obvious that Devin Booker would come out with a vengeance against the Bucks in Game 4.

He certainly did, looking like a man on a mission from the opening tip. Whether it was Jrue Holiday, P.J. Tucker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, or whoever else, Booker seemed unphased by the matchup and went on an untamable scoring tear. Hitting tough jumpers seemingly every single time he touched the ball, Booker looked virtually unstoppable for most of this game, and there were several moments where all the defender could do was tip their cap to the difficulty of the shot.

The 24-year-old would finish with an unbelievable 42 points on 60.7 percent shooting from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. Despite Booker’s sensational night and some late-game controversy surrounding a no-call from the guard that would have seen him foul out, the Bucks managed to secure this win by the skin of their teeth. As Milwaukee mounted their late comeback, Booker found himself on the sidelines clinging to his fifth foul and would shoot just 2-of-6 on the floor when he was in the ballgame.

Still, Booker will rightfully receive praise for his stellar efforts in the game, while his supporting cast will be on the receiving end of criticism. Although Booker ran wild, Milwaukee did a solid job limiting the other players as Phoenix’s second-leading scorer was Jae Crowder with 15 points on 3-of-10 shooting, while Chris Paul followed with 10. CP3 would finish shooting just 5-of-13 from the field while logging five turnovers as the Bucks finally managed to slow him down.