Booker brilliant, needs to get more help from stagnant Suns

Devin Booker, P.j. Tucker
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, left, is defended by Milwaukee Bucks forward P.J. Tucker during the first half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals, Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — When Devin Booker took his usual seat on the bench at the beginning of the second quarter, the Phoenix Suns lost their stranglehold on Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

With Booker getting some well-earned rest after helping the Suns build a 16-point lead things changed in a hurry over the next 5 minutes and 46 seconds.

By the time Booker checked back into the game with 6:14 left in the second, the lead had nearly disappeared.

Milwaukee carried that momentum to a 123-119 win in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. Booker needs more help from his teammates if the Suns are going to derail Milwaukee.