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While there was March Madness going on Friday, including that epic game between Wisconsin and Florida, the NBA was still playing their regular schedule, although the games might not have been getting the normal attention they would if the NCAA tournament wasn’t going on. While most fans were tuned in to the college game, history was made in the NBA as Devin Booker became just the sixth player in league history to score 70 points!
Booker scored 70 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics, which included 51 points in the second half. He and his teammates pretty much celebrated after the game and even though it was a loss, the Suns don’t have anything to play for so it was no big deal they tried to enjoy the atmosphere in the locker room after the game.
You can watch all the buckets Booker got on Friday below. He is only 20 years old and joined some serious NBA company with his performance.
Players with 70-pt games in NBA history: Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, David Robinson, Elgin Baylor & now Devin Booker
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) March 25, 2017
After the game, players around the league reacted to the 70 point output and showed love for the young boy.
That boy D Booker just got 70 😳… 👏🏽👏🏽
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) March 25, 2017
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) March 25, 2017
That bull got game @DevinBook . A light 70 piece mcnugget with sweet and spicy sauce
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) March 25, 2017
70pts in Boston is Crazy!!!!!! Legendary moment
— Brandon Jennings (@brandonjennings) March 25, 2017
70. That's amazing. I'm officially a fan.
— Wilson Chandler (@wilsonchandler) March 25, 2017
I don't really tweet much…let alone about an opposing player…..but 70 points…smh crazy… @DevinBook props bro!
— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) March 25, 2017
between booker and me we scored 70 today .. not bad 🔥🔥
— Juancho Hernangomez (@juanchohg14) March 25, 2017
@DevinBook Damn. Don't tell me the league is that easy. Congrats on making history. Can't wait to see how your career unfolds.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 25, 2017
Congrats to Booker on accomplishing such a difficult feat at the highest level. All season long he has shown flashes that he will be a big time scorer in the league for years to come and Friday was just the biggest example of that.
Written by @IamJoeSports