The Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns Friday, 130-120, taking at least some of the starch out of an Historic Event:
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.
Booker joined Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor as the NBA’s 70-point scorers. Baylor also held the previous record against the Celtics with 64 points in Minneapolis for the Lakers on Nov. 8, 1959.
Booker, who played all but three minutes, made 21 of 40 shots, including four of 11 from three-point distance, and 24 of 26 free throws. He also had eight rebounds and six assists. Despite that, he finished -6 for the night.
I will have to remember this for the next time someone tells me that Russell Westbrook takes too damn many shots.