Suns' Devin Booker dismisses odd query about Chris Paul after Sport 5 loss

Suns star Devin Booker left all the things out on the ground in Video games 4 and 5 of the NBA Finals, turning into the primary participant in Finals historical past to lose back-to-back video games regardless of scoring 40 or extra factors in each contests. Phoenix now finds itself in a do-or-die state of affairs after three consecutive losses to Milwaukee.

So it is simple to know why the two-time All-Star was in no temper to entertain dangerous questions throughout his Saturday media availability.

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After the Bucks’ 123-119 victory over the Suns, a reporter shocked Booker and his backcourt mate Chris Paul with a really odd inquiry. Here is how the interplay performed out:

Reporter: Clearly a very powerful loss. Devin, how pissed off are you for Chris proper now?

Booker: Subsequent query, please.

So . . . uh . . . what precisely is occurring right here?

If the aim was to gauge Paul’s frustration stage, then a extra direct query to him would have labored. If the reporter was trying to really feel out the final vibe of the group and the way it deliberate to reply, the query may have gone down that route.

As an alternative, each Booker and Paul have been left shocked. It was a second that felt paying homage to the time LeBron James was requested about Kyrie Irving having zero assists in a 2015 playoff recreation.

As for the way the Suns will deal with their first elimination recreation of the postseason, Booker stored his reply easy: “Simply embrace it.”

“We knew this wasn’t going to be simple. We did not count on it to be. It is exhausting,” Paul added. “Coach [Monty Williams] mentioned all of it 12 months lengthy, all the things we would like is on the opposite aspect of exhausting and it do not get no tougher than this. So, we obtained to regroup, study from this recreation, nevertheless it’s over. We obtained to prepare for Sport 6.”

Hopefully the NBA Finals press corps will regroup and have a greater exhibiting, too.

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