Devin Booker Blows up for Career High 70 Points in Beantown

Devin Booker became just the sixth player in NBA history to score 70 points or more Friday night in Boston, but the Phoenix Suns would fall to the Boston Celtics in defeat for the seventh straight game.

In the process, however, he became the third-youngest player in NBA history at 20 years, 145 days, to record a 50-point game, joining LeBron James and Brandon Jennings.

Booker put together the highest-scoring game of the season, passing the 60 Klay Thompson put up against Indiana in October.

Twitter Nation was Lit:

Booker’s 70-point night was the highest-scoring game since Kobe Bryant scored 81 in 2006, and the most points ever scored against the Celtics. He joined an elite club including Elgin Baylor (who held the record with 64 against Boston), Wilt Chamberlain, David Thompson and David Robinson.

At 20, Booker’s the youngest player to score 60 or more in a game, and he broke Tom Chambers’ team record 27 years to the day after Chambers scored 60. Booker’s previous high was 39.

The Shade:

The Shade was real on twitter after this game from Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder.

Booker, who scored 51 in the second half as Celtics fans cheered him, hit 21 out of 40 shots making only four out of eleven threes while making  24 out of 26 from the line. He added eight rebounds and six assists in the 130-120 loss.

Of course, the Suns lost this game but this accomplishment should be admired greatly. The 6’6 shooting guard drafted out of Kentucky in 2015,  is becoming one of the best scorers in the league if not evident by this performance.

 

Nick Wilcox
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