Devin Booker makes history against the Boston Celtics
Devin Booker joined an elite club when Boston Celtics took on the Phoenix Suns. He became the youngest player to score 70 points in a single game on Friday. Booker is just 20 years old and plays as a shooting guard. This is only his second season in the big leagues making this feat even more impressive. Kobe Bryant was present in Massachusetts for the youngster’s wonder match. Despite his heroics Suns lost 130-120 to the Celtics as only two other players were able to get into double figures.
Facts about Devin Booker’s incredible match
8- Devon is the 8th player in NBA history to score 65 or more points and the only one currently playing.
3- Since 1983, he is only the third player in NBA to score 50-plus points in a game before turning 21.
20- At the age of 20, he became the youngest Suns player to score more than 40 points in a game.
51- He scored 51 points in the second half alone, the highest by any player in this season.
70- Highest point total by a player in a single match this season.
72- In Celtics’ 72-year history, Devin became the highest scoring player against them in a single match breaking a 57-year-old record.
Reactions from around the Basketball world
It’s important to note that during the end of the match, Suns players were helping Booker score more points by calling timeouts and conceding fouls.
4 time NBA All-Star and the reigning champion Kevin Love tweeted:
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) March 25, 2017
Devon’s teammate Jared Dudley tweeted a team photo after the match:
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) March 25, 2017
Evan Fournier, the shooting guard for Orlando Magic displayed his astonishment with the following tweet:
— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) March 25, 2017
Safe to say that this 20-year-old made the World stand up and take a look at his talents.