Devin Booker was thinking about getting even. The Phoenix Suns player was a key component in his team’s incredible comeback victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the opening matchup of the NBA season. The Suns not only pulled off the fourth-largest comeback victory in a season opener in NBA history, they also partially exacted revenge on the Mavs.
After the game, Devin Booker was questioned about if the Western Conference Semifinal Game 7 defeat to the Mavericks the previous season affected the level of effort he and his teammates gave. Talkin’ NBA on Twitter reported that Booker retaliated with a scathing, NSFW opinion.
“If you get your a** kicked, you want to get your get back,” Devin Booker remarked. When Booker stepped onto the court on Wednesday night, it was obvious that his team’s NBA playoff loss to the Mavs the previous season was on his mind.
One of the greatest season-opening comebacks in league history was authored by Booker, who scored a career-high 28 points while playing with a sore ankle. Booker helped the team overcome a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit. Even though it didn’t influence the outcome of the playoffs the previous season, it had to be satisfying for the Suns.
Phoenix took a 3-2 series lead over Dallas as they played in a matchup for the ages. But the Mavericks came roaring back, shocking the Suns by winning Games 6 and 7 by a total score of 60 points. Devin Booker and company were left with a sour taste in their mouths.
With their triumph on Wednesday night, they were able to wash some of that unpleasant taste away.
The article, titled “If you get your a** kicked, you want to get your get back,” initially appeared on ClutchPoints. It was written by Devin Booker.