Celts Beat Suns Despite 70 By Booker [VIDEO]
It was one of the whackiest NBA games ever. The Boston Celtics dominated the Phoeix Suns and beat them 130-120 but Suns second year guard Devin Booker dropped 70 points at Boston Garden.
70 points! Only Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Elgin Baylor, Daivd Thompson and David Robinson have done that in a NBA game.
Booker played 45 of the 48 minutes as the Suns look like they are tanking the rest of the season. Phoenix is now 22-51.
But coach Earl Watson kept calling timeouts and telling his team to foul Celtics players so Booker could get more shot attempts. No other Suns player scored more than 11.
In the end, Booker shot 21-of-40 from the field, 4-for-11 shooting three-pointers and 24-of-26 from the line.
As for what matters most, the Celtics got another win to improve to 47-26 and stay one game behind first place Cleveland and 2.5 games ahead of third place Washington.
Isaiah Thomas led the C's with 34.