Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker scored 59 points in a loss at the Utah Jazz on Monday night, the third-highest single-game total in team history.
Booker made 19 of his 34 field-goal attempts, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range, and made 16 of 17 free-throw attempts to score 59 of his team's 92 points. Booker joins former Suns forwards Tom Chambers and Charles Barkley as the only Suns players with multiple 50-point games.
Booker now has two of the three highest-scoring single games in Suns history. He scored 70 points in a loss at the Boston Celtics on March 24, 2017 -- two years and one day ago -- beating the previous record of 60 points by Chambers.
Per ESPN, Booker is the fourth player in NBA history with multiple 50-point games before turning 23 years old. Rick Barry, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are the others.
Two guys all over Book?— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 26, 2019
Don't matter. 59 POINTS! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/omLdRxjgyg
The Suns, who were missing four players due to injury, fell to the Jazz 125-92 in Salt Lake City to drop to 17-57 this season. Booker's 59 points are the most in a single game for a team who lost by at least 30 points.