Timely 3-pointers in 4th quarter by Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker ‘melted’ Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 win

With the Milwaukee Bucks breathing down the Phoenix Suns’ necks on Thursday, threatening to erase a once 15-point lead and head back home with a series split, the Suns relied on the guy who ticks off Chris Paul when he doesn’t do precisely what he did in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

Devin Booker scored nine of his team-high 31 points in the final frame, hitting a trio of timely triples to stave off the Bucks’ comeback attempt. The Suns had a historic night as a team from beyond the arc in the 118-108 win.

“Those are the moments that he lives for,” Phoenix coach Monty Williams said of Booker. “Doesn’t run from it. … He just steps up and makes big plays.”

The Bucks started the fourth quarter on a 6-2 spurt to cut the Suns’ lead to six when Booker, with the 7-foot Brook Lopez flailing a hand in his face, sunk a sidestep 3 to push the lead back to nine with 9:41 remaining.