The Phoenix Suns star broke off a fast break midway through the first quarter of Game 5 after a steal by Mikal Bridges, and only had to beat a charging Giannis Antetkounmpo to extend the Suns’ growing lead. He got there and then some:
Not only did Booker dunk on the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year, he also seemed to deserve a free throw afterward. It even looked like Antetkounmpo might have committed a flagrant by getting his hand in Booker’s face.
That’s not what happened, however.
After the play, the officials ruled that P.J. Tucker had committed a foul on Bridges. And because they decided the foul was before the pass to Booker, the Suns didn’t get a clear path foul either. The end result: Suns ball, no free throws.
Oh well, we still have the slo-mo replay:
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