In his career-high 70 point game (including an absurd 51 in the second-half), Booker shot an efficient 21-40 from the field, blistering 24-26 from the free throw line, and solid 4-11 from the three-point line. He also added 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and a block to go with his insane scoring outburst.
Devin Booker. No words. pic.twitter.com/SydHhI4g0i
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 25, 2017
Booker’s scoring output ties him with Wilt Chamberlain for 10th all-time in a single-game scoring output, and he becomes just the 5th player (and youngest) in NBA history to score at least 70 points in a single game.
Despite this amazing effort coming in a loss, this performance was one for the ages and will be remembered for years to come. And at just 20 years old, Booker likely has well over a decade-and-a-half of great basketball in him, so this may be just the beginning for the young stud.