For the second time in three days, Devin Booker dropped 50 for the Phoenix Suns in a losing effort.
In a home loss to the Washington Wizards, the 22-year-old went off 50 on 19-of-29 shooting, while also grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out 4 assists.
This scoring onslaught came after he scored 59 in a blowout road loss against the Utah Jazz on Monday, making Booker the 11th player in NBA history to drop back-to-back 50-point games and the youngest player ever at 22 years and 148 days.
The youngest to ever do it! ✊#BeLegendary pic.twitter.com/OPDteyHiuP- Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 28, 2019
He joins past and current greats of the game in Rick Barry and LeBron James as the only players to have three 50-point games before turning 23. He only trails the latter for being the youngest while recording their third 50-point game.
Booker also joined Tom Chambers as the only players in franchise history to have multiple 50-point games in the same season.
Over the course of these past two games, Booker has not only dropped 108 points but done so at tremendous efficiency. He has shot 38-of-63 (60.3%) from the field, 8-of-17 (47.1%) from beyond the 3-point line while missing only two shots from the charity stripe (25-of-27, 92.6%).
Of his three 50-point games, this is Booker's first 50-plus score at home at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, having previously dropped 70 at the TD Garden in Boston (March 25, 2017) and 59 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.