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Suns Booker drops 70, but Suns lose to Celtics

Posted: 9:06 PM, Mar 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-25 03:06:39Z

 Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different 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 Boston's third straight, and avenged its buzzer-beater loss in Phoenix earlier this month.

 

The rematch was dominated early by the Celtics as they hit eight 3-pointers during a 37-point second quarter to grow their lead as high as 26 points.