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NBA: Suns' Devin Booker scores 70 points in loss to Celtics

NBA: Suns' Devin Booker scores 70 points in loss to Celtics

Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the Phoenix Suns, 130-120, on Friday night at Boston.

Booker, a second-year guard, joined Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor as the only NBA players with at least one 70-point game. It been done only 10 times — six by Chamberlain — in NBA history before Friday, when the 20-year-old from Kentucky had 51 points in the second half..

Booker’s 70 points were the most in an NBA game since Bryant’s 81 for the Lakers against Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006 — the second-highest scoring...

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