Devin Booker just had one of the greatest scoring performances in NBA history.
With his Suns trailing big most of the night in Boston, Booker took it upon himself to carry Phoenix with a scoring barrage for the ages. The former Kentucky Wildcats star finished the game with 70 points on 21-of-40 shooting to go with six assists, eight boards and three steals. He also went 24-of-26 from the charity stripe.
Amazingly, Booker got to 70 while hitting just 4-of-11 from three-point range. Booker now joins Wilt Chamberlain in a tie for the 10th-most points scored in a single game all-time.
This came as Kentucky was playing UCLA in the NCAA Tournament, but everyone in Big Blue Nation took notice.
Decent company, young man.— ESPN (@espn) March 25, 2017
21-year-old Devin Booker is the first NBA player to reach 70 points since Kobe dropped 81 in 2006. pic.twitter.com/fTRR2jv6i2
Booker joins Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, David Robinson, and Elgin Baylor as the only players in NBA history to score 70+ points.
All of this did come in a 130-120 loss in Boston, but everyone will remember the historic game Booker had.