Booker mauling the competition : Inside the numbers of his 51 point night

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On March 24, 2017, Devin Booker took 40 shots to score  70 points, and the Suns lost by 10 to the Boston Celtics. 

Win Lose or Draw 70 pts in a game is impressive! Let alone when you do it when you still can’t legally drink 😩..

— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) March 24, 2020


Wednesday night, Booker scored 51 in THREE QUARTERS!!!!  on just 25 shots, and his team won by 19.


This is the fourth 50-point game for Booker. It’s the first time he’s won a game when scoring 50 or more. 

His 80% shooting vs Chicago (20-25 from the floor) is just the second time in the last twenty-five years that a player has shot that high a percentage through three-quarters of a game(James Harden, 2017 is the other).

He scored his 51 points in just under 31 minutes(30:40 to be exact), which turns out to be the third-fewest minutes by a player to score 51, dating back to 1974-75(Klay Thompson has done it twice)

Wednesday night he poured in 26 points in the third quarter for the third time in his career.

95 points(37 of 53 from the floor), 12 rebounds, ten assists, and seven steals in the last 72 hours. 

Most importantly, the Suns won both nights.

What will Friday night’s game vs Houston look like for Booker? The Rockets have the worst record in the West and have a sieve for a defense…