Devin Booker has first back-to-back 50-point games in Suns history

An incredible couple of outings for Book
Posted at 9:29 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 00:53:25-04

Devin Booker was in the mood for an encore performance.

After scoring 59 points at the Utah Jazz on Monday night, the Phoenix Suns star scored 50 in a narrow 124-121 loss to the visiting Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, becoming the first player in franchise history to score at least 50 points in consecutive games.

The 22-year-old Booker also became the youngest player in NBA history to notch back-to-back 50-point games.

Even more impressive: Booker called it before halftime.

It was a career high at home for Booker, who scored a franchise-best 70 points at the Boston Celtics two years ago. He scored 30 points in the first half of Wednesday's game, becoming the third NBA player in the last 15 years with back-to-back 30-point halves.

His 59-point game on Monday was the third-highest single-game total in Suns history, one point shy of Tom Chambers' 60-point game in 1990. That means Booker has two of the top three single-game point totals in team history.

Booker and the Suns were blown out in Utah two nights ago, but Wednesday's game came down to the wire. Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with 17 seconds left, but Thomas Bryant's 3-point play with less than 3 seconds left gave Washington the victory.

Booker made 19 of his 29 field-goal attempts and was 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out four assists.

The Suns were missing four key players in both of Booker's 50-point performances: Josh Jackson, Kelly Oubre, T.J. Warren and Tyler Johnson.