While the rest of the world was watching the Sweet 16 games in the NCAA Tournament, Phoenix Suns’ guard Devin Booker was busy dropping 70 points against the Celtics at the TD Garden in Boston. SEVENTY.

The epic scoring performance came in another loss for the Suns but that’s not the story here.

Booker became just the sixth player in NBA history to reach the 70-point mark in a single game, and it stands as the most points anyone has ever scored as a member of the Suns, as well as against the C’s, in both of their franchise’s history.


“This doesn’t happen very often,” an exhausted Booker said as he shuttled through postgame media duties. “Especially against a really good defensive team like the Boston Celtics. I knew I was going to have to come in, lock in mentally tonight — playing at Boston isn’t easy all the time. They made it tough for me in the first half, and I tried to get it going. I was ultra-aggressive, my teammates started finding me, they started setting really good screens for me and the rest is history.”

“It is [weird] because we’ve all been winners most of our life,” he said. “But at the same time, the way our season’s gone right now, we’re kind of looking for something to celebrate. And that meant a lot to see my veterans happy. Tyson Chandler cheering me on. Jared Dudley had 10 assists tonight looking for me every time downcourt. It is [weird] sometimes, but you have to see the beauty in it.”

Check out the highlights and reactions to Book’s legendary night at the TD Garden below.