Suns’ Booker scores 70 points in de­feat

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

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.

The win was host Bos­ton’s third straight, and avenged its buzzer-beater loss in Phoenix ear­lier this month.

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