History was made again in the NBA on Friday (Saturday in Manila) when Devin Booker scored 70 points (!!!!!!) in the Phoenix Suns’ game against the Boston Celtics.
The 20-year-old guard became the sixth player in NBA history to score 70 points in game. The others are Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, Elgin Baylor and David Robinson.
Booker is the youngest player to ever do it. His 70 points are the most since Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in a Lakers’ win over the Raptors in January 2006.
A night to remember.
— NBA (@NBA) March 25, 2017
Booker shot 21-of-40 from the field, including four triples and 24 free throws.By halftime, he already had 50 points. Unfortunately, his team lost to the Celtics, 130-120.
After the game, Booker told reporters it was Bryant who influenced him to don’t put a limit on his scoring.
A night we'll be talking about for years.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 25, 2017
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) March 25, 2017
Do you think another player could reach 70 points?