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Two years after Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker dropped 70 points in a game, he balled out again with a 59 point performance Monday night.
In the loss to the Jazz in Utah, Booker set the third highest single-game total in team history, going 19-34 from the field, 5-8 from three-point range, making 16-17 free throws, and scoring 59 of his teams 92 points, along with 4 assists and 4 rebounds, in 41 minutes played. Towards the end of the game, the Jazz intentionally fouled to prevent Booker from getting 60.
This comes on basically the two year anniversary of when Booker dropped 70 points in Boston against the Celtics, becoming only the sixth player in NBA history to do so. Booker is also the fourth player in NBA history with multiple 50 point games before he turns 23. The Phoenix Suns have themselves a future superstar.