Devin Booker totaled 23 points (8-19 FG, 3-10 3PT, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, and four assists in 31 minutes in the Suns' 122-114 win over the Kings on Thursday.
Booker scored 23.0 points in the Suns' win over the Kings, bouncing back into better form after posting one of his worse performances of the year against the Heat. Even though this game got him re-oriented in the right direction, his production was a shell compared to what we have grown accustomed to this season. After their upcoming bout against the Spurs this coming Saturday, the Suns have a brutal road trip schedule beginning against some of the Eastern Conferences' top teams while ending their month against the Wests' top-ranked Jazz and Clippers. These games will not only be a huge test for the Suns as they prepare for the playoffs, but will also be a great "stretch" assignment for Booker to solidify his proper rank amongst the elite. At this point, he is still a must-consider play every time the Suns are on the slate but could re-affirm his must-start upside by taking his game to another level to facilitate a Suns' winning record these next eight games.