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Stats Suggest Devin Booker Is the Most Efficient Shooter in Clutch Moments This Season

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Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns have now taken over the Golden State Warriors as the 1st seed in the Western Conference. They have now the best record in the NBA (31-9). 

Not only do the Suns have the best record in the NBA, but they also have one of the most clutch players in the league. Since the beginning of the 2021-22 season, Booker has now shot 14 of 22 in clutch minutes this year.

NBA defines clutch as the last 5 minutes of a game when the team is leading or trailing by 5 points or fewer. Thus in these minutes Booker, this season has been the most clutch player in the league.

 

However, this is not only a one-time occurrence for Devin Booker. He has been clutch since the beginning of his career. Last year he became the 2nd most clutch player in the league since his debut. 

He has 5 career go-ahead shots in his career. Only Russell Westbrook has more than Booker since he joined the league. Which has now changed as he has now the most go-ahead shots since he joined the league.

How good has Devin Booker been this season?

Booker has established himself as one of the best shooting guards in the league if not the best. He leads his team in scoring alongside Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul.

He recently became the 7th youngest player to reach 10,000 points.  Since his sophomore league, he has been a 20+ point scorer and has proven himself in the league with a career average of 23.4 points per game.

The two-times all-star, this season is averaging 23 points on 43% from the field. However, he has drastically improved his 3 point shooting. This year he has bumped his 3 point percentage to an elite 40%.

After a disappointing loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns are set to seek their revenge and provide CP3, Booker, and this franchise their first NBA championship.