> Suns’ Booker scores 10,000th career point against the Thunder NBA

Suns’ Booker scores 10,000th career point against the Thunder

Suns’ Booker scores 10,000th career point against the Thunder

  • Thunder
  • Suns
Dec 30
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker reached the 10,000-point mark in his young NBA career in the first quarter of Wednesday night’s 115-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. He became the seventh youngest person to reach that milestone at just 25 year’s old.

With the win, the Suns ended a two-game losing streak and improved their record to 27-7 and are now tied with the Golden State Warriors for the best record in the NBA.

Booker had a game-high 38 points on 12 of 24 shooting. In the win, he scored six 3-pointers and tallied seven rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.

“Honestly, this one means a lot,” Booker said after the game. “I think 10k is better than the five, six, seven. I feel like it’s a real milestone that I hit.”

ESPN Stats & Info says Booker is one of only three players in NBA history to score 10,000 points and make 800 three-pointers before turning 26 years old, joining LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

Booker is a two-time All-Star in six seasons since being picked just before his 19th birthday. He is averaging 23 points, 4.6 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game.

In his rookie season, Booker barely appeared until injuries decimated the club, which gave him a chance to prove he was more than just a spot-up shooter.

“If (Jeff) Hornacek put me in a little bit more,” Booker joked. “I should be at about 12 (thousand points) right now.”

  • Devin Booker

    Devin Armani Booker is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association . He is the son of former basketball player Melvin Booker.

    wikipedia
  • LeBron James

    LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . Nicknamed "King James",

    wikipedia
  • Kevin Durant

    Kevin Wayne Durant , also known simply by his initials KD, is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association .

    wikipedia
  • Phoenix Suns

    The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. They compete in the National Basketball Association ,

    wikipedia
Feedback