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Devin Booker Scores Career High 70 Points In Suns Loss

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  • Devin Booker Scores Career High 70 Points In Suns Loss

    Suns vs. Celtics - Game Recap - March 24, 2017 - ESPN

    BOSTON -- Devin Booker is only 20 and already has a place alongside Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and just a few others in NBA history.

    Booker scored 70 points , becoming the sixth different player to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics outlasted the Phoenix Suns 130-120 on Friday night.

    David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor are the NBA's only other 70-point scorers. Baylor also held the previous record against the Celtics with 64 points in Minneapolis for the Lakers on Nov. 8, 1959.

    Booker then scored 51 after halftime , including 28 in the final period as his teammates fed him almost every time down the floor.

    Coach Earl Watson even used a pair of timeouts in the closing minutes to get him extra touches. As Booker's point total climbed, he even began to get cheers from some Boston fans. The entire display -- in particular Phoenix's attempts to prolong the game -- tweaked some Celtics players.