Suns guard Booker scores 70 points to join elite club
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker became the unlikeliest member of an elite scoring club when he erupted for 70 points on Friday against the Boston Celtics.
Just the sixth NBA player to ever reach the scoring mark, Booker joins hallowed players Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, Elgin Baylor and David Robinson.
It was an astounding performance from Booker, a 20-year-old second-year player, and one few could predict coming.
“It’s a night I’m going to remember the rest of my life,” Booker told reporters.
Phoenix (22-51) fell to Boston 130-120 but Booker stole the limelight with his shooting.
“It’s a zone. It’s kind of hard to explain. I’ve been in those zones before, but never to this extent.” (Reuters News)