The Celtics, who were up handily, could have double or triple-teamed the Suns guard to stop him from scoring.
Instead, they let him run up his stat sheet to become just the sixth player in NBA history to score at least 70 points. Phoenix neglected to show the same history-breaking courtesy it was extended less than a month ago.
In doing so, the Suns robbed their fans, who cheered Westbrook on and chanted M-V-P every time he went to the line. Booker quieted his own crowd by yelling “This is my f—— house!” as he scored 37 points on 13-of-29 shooting.
After Booker scored 70 points, Suns coach Earl Watson said if other teams didn’t like how he got his guard into NBA history, then “do something about it.”
He took the same approach to stop Westbrook from picking up those last two assists.
Damian Lillard scored a career-high 59 points in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 101-86 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. He did it without a turnover, scoring the third-most points without a throwaway since 1983, and the win pushed Portland a game and a half past the Denver Nuggets for the West’s eighth seed.
It was a great night for Lillard, maybe the best of his career.
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