Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker Becomes the Sixth Player in NBA History to Score 70 or More Points in a Game
Mar 24, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) controls the ball while Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) defends during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker made history with his incredible scoring effort Friday night against the Boston Celtics.

Devin Booker can’t legally drink alcohol, and he looks like he’s never used a razor, but that didn’t stop him from making history on Friday night. The Phoenix Suns guard, 20, just became the sixth player in NBA history to score 70 points or more in a game.

The other five players are Wilt Chamberlain (who did it a staggering six times), David Robinson, Elgin Baylor, David Thompson, and Kobe Bryant.

Booker scored 70 points on the road against the Boston Celtics in a 130-120 loss. Some highlights from his night are the 24 makes out of his 26 free throw attempts and the 51 second half points. Yes, he scored 51 of his 70 points in the final 24 minutes.

https://youtu.be/xaiSI3ZYwZ8

Booker’s 70 points are more than the great Michael Jordan ever scored in a single game. The GOAT only reached 69 points back in March of 1990. That’s how awesome Friday night was for the youngster.

Regardless of how bad Phoenix is right now — and they are horrible I mean Booker scored 70 points and finished with a minus-6 — the youngster clearly has a bright future.

 NEXT: New York Knicks: Ron Harper Says Derrick Rose Will Never Win a Title (Video) 


NYY

NYM

NYG

NYJ

NYK

BKN

NYR

NYI

NJD

SJU


Loading...
Chip Murphy

I’m ESNY’s Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com.
I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com

Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.