Former Moss Point High standout Devin Booker scored a record-breaking 70 points in the Phoenix Suns’ 130-120 loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Booker became the youngest player in NBA history to score 60 or 70 points in a game. It was also the most points ever in a single game against the Boston Cetics.
Booker made 21 of 40 field goal attempts, was 4-of-11 on three-pointers and connected on 24 of 26 free throws. The second-year guard also had eight rebounds and five assists.
Booker left Kentucky after one year and was the 14th overall selection by the Phoenix Suns.
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Booker is the sixth player to score 70 points in a game in NBA history.
The 6-foot-6 Booker is averaging 20.9 points a game this season.