Devin Booker Drops 70, Still Loses
So Devin had himself a day huh? In a game that really had no meaning, he decided to put on an absolute show, and the Suns still somehow came out with the loss. Booker still legally can’t have a beer and he just joined Wilt, David Robinson, Elgin Baylor, David Thompson and Kobe Bryant as the only players in the 70 point club. The first player to do it in 11 years as well.
Not many players have the green light to put up 40 shots, but even the guys who DO have the go ahead, like Westbrook, Harden and Lillard, can’t say they came even close to 70. One of the most impressive aspects about this 70 points is that Booker is known for his 3pt shooting and he only hit 4! Not to mention he was also being guarded by one of the leagues best defenders in Avery Bradley.
The Suns background is set for the foreseeable future with Bledsoe and Booker, and now Suns fans can only hope they land a impact wing or big man in the upcoming draft. Kansas’ Josh Jackson seems like a perfect fit to play alongside those two.
For the tanking Suns, this is the perfect outcome: your best young player has a historic game, yet you still lose and hold that draft position.