Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves get mocked by Devin Booker in the Suns’ victory over them
Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns is a skilled provocateur. Due to his babyface impression, it might not be apparent that Booker is not only one of the top scorers in the league but also a master at manipulating his opponents.
Devin Booker Brutally Trash Talks Timberwolves Bench As They Lose To The Suns
Booker has spoken out strongly against Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers in the past and this season alone he famously got Klay Thompson hurled in the midst of a fight. The 26-year-old shooting guard embraced the opportunity this time to add to the Minnesota Timberwolves suffering.
Devin Booker hit the struggling Timberwolves where it hurts in the middle of the Suns’ 129-117 victory over the Timberwolves, a triumph that wasn’t as close as the score would suggest, especially since Minnesota was still incorporating star Rudy Gobert into a twin-towers formation alongside Karl-Anthony Towns.
We play team basketball, we share the ball!” Booker shouted towards the Timberwolves bench, as per Dane Moore.
Even though Booker and the Suns only contributed assisting on five more points than the Timberwolves, a quick glance at the box score won’t provide the full picture. Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards combined for just 22 points on 7-19 shooting, and Chris Paul was out due to a heel ailment, but the Suns were able to maintain control of the game for the majority of its time.
Booker just pointed out that the Timberwolves have performed worse than the sum of their parts, showing that the Timberwolves haven’t found it simple at all to put the pieces together into one coherent squad. However, it is also unfair for Booker to differentiate the relationship of his squad from that of Minnesota, particularly given that the Suns’ core has previously played together for a number of years and even made it to the NBA Finals in 2021.
All things evaluated, the Suns improved to 8-3 after their strong victory, especially after losing in agonising style in the playoffs the previous season, and Booker continued his starry start to the year.