An underdog dreamy season would be an apt representation of the Phoenix Suns this year. They are all set to play the 2021 finals against the Eastern kings, the Milwaukee Bucks. And nothing seemed this achievable without the Suns’ star men, Devin Booker and Chris Paul.
Amongst the fantastic big duos and trios of this 2020-21 season, the Suns had a victorious pair in hand. Booker-Paul proved to be the ultimate combination that fought their way to the top. A flawless blend of young talent and lethal experience, the duo averaged a combined 45 PPG this postseason.
Crawford pours appreciation on Phoenix Suns star duo
Along with the numbers, Chris Paul got a partner as driven as him to make those dominant plays against fantastic teams. And 3-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford, approves of this combination more than anyone.
Jun 24, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) moves to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) guard Paul George (13) and center Ivica Zubac (40) during the second half in game three of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
According to Azcentral, Crawford wrote in a direct Twitter message, “Before you even get to their skill sets, the love of the game from both of them would keep them connected. Then on the court, they are both DOGS!!!”
Chris Paul and Devin Booker: A powerful match
Jamal Crawford has been a former teammate to both the stars. He played alongside Paul for five years during his time at the LA Clippers and a year with Booker in 2018-19.
He didn’t resist praising either of the two and said, “I think CP is best when controlling the show, but he also is great when he has go-getters with him because that allows him to pick his spots even more flawlessly. And with Book, he is a natural assassin, but he is an underrated playmaker.”
May 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) passes the ball against Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) and guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half in game four of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
“They are both closers to end the game. Teams are lucky to have one closer,” Crawford further added. “They have two.”
This season will go in Chris Paul’s career highlights as a huge accomplishment. On the other hand, it’s just the beginning for Booker, and he is already being feared by his opponents in the league. Considering all the talent that Phoenix is brimming with, can they clinch the NBA championship this time?
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