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Devin Booker makes NBA history dropping 38 vs Pelicans and 39 vs Lakers

Devin Booker made history with back-to-back scoring barrages this weekend.

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Devin Booker has arrived.

After a breakout rookie season, the Phoenix Suns guard made history this weekend after scoring 39 points on Sunday night against the Lakers, one game after scoring 38 against the Pelicans. No player as young as Booker, who is one week removed from his 20th birthday, had ever posted back to back 38-plus point efforts.

It was enough to help the Suns go 1-1 in those games. The win came Friday night in New Orleans, where Booker erupted for 38 points before fouling out in overtime as the Suns edged the Pelicans.

Booker followed that up with 39 points in Sunday’s loss in Los Angeles.

Booker shot a combined 26-of-51 (6-of-14 on 3-pointers) with 10 assists in those games. But even with his historic weekend, all Booker cares about is winning, something the 2-5 Suns haven’t done enough of.

"It's about wins and losses," Booker said following Sunday’s loss. "Maybe later in my career, I can look back on things like that but now I'm in the mindset where I am ready to get wins.

“Everybody looks good when you win and that's what we are trying to do. Scoring as many points as you want and not making the playoffs is not a good look so my ultimate goal is to make the playoffs."

Regardless of how dim Phoenix’s playoff hopes look this year, the future is very bright as long as they have Booker.