Devin Booker scored 70 points.
Yes, Devin Booker. He’s 20 years old, and the Phoenix Suns sophomore could not miss on Friday. In the first half, he had 19 points. In the second half, he dropped 51. Let’s repeat: FIFTY. ONE.
Booker is the sixth player in NBA history to score 70 or more points in a game, and by far the youngest. No player under 21 years old had ever scored more than 56 points in a game — but Booker did. Holy hell.
Here’s the free throw to give him 70.
This free throw gives Devin Booker 70 POINTS. 70 POINTS. #BBN #Suns pic.twitter.com/jn67Yor9sl— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) March 25, 2017
The Suns lost in a blowout, but by the end of the game, that hardly mattered. It was all about Booker, to see how high he could climb.
Here he is hitting another.
Devin Booker. 64 POINTS. pic.twitter.com/Km3qdfXDPu— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) March 25, 2017
It didn’t matter how — Booker was scoring from everywhere.
DEVIN— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) March 25, 2017
As the fourth quarter wound down, the Suns clearly made an even more dedicated effort to getting the ball to Booker. Still, he wasn’t completely giving up any semblance of actual basketball — he threw a couple great passes, one grabbing him an assist and another that should have been an assist. He also had this chase down block on Isaiah Thomas.
54 points AND he’s doing this on the other end of the court. #WeArePHX pic.twitter.com/NjgX7BDF7j— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 25, 2017
Again, Booker is 20 years old. This is one of the most incredible performances we’ve ever seen in the NBA. Just ... wow.