Monty Williams on Devin Booker: “He just had one of those nights”


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After Devin Booker scored 58 points on 21-of-35 shooting, including 6-of-12 from three-point range, against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night, the Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams said he had a feeling Booker was going to go off.

“I told the coaches this morning that he was approaching something,” the coach said. “He doesn’t have those kind of shooting nights consecutively. I saw how frustrated he was in Los Angeles, and I was like, I have to find a way to get him going. I wish it was something I did, or schematically we tried to figure some things out. 

“He just had one of those nights. I think the only person that could have stopped him from scoring tonight was me, by taking him out of the game. He just had one of those Book nights – none of us take for granted.”

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