Devin Booker trades barbs with Celtics player on Instagram after record-setting night

Posted at 9:27 PM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-25 12:05:50-04

Before he had a chance to cool down from his record-setting night against the Boston Celtics, Devin Booker remained hot by providing a classic response to a Celtics player who decided to troll Booker and his teammates on social media.

The 20-year-old Booker scored a team-record 70 points in Boston on Friday night, setting a number of NBA records in the process. But the Suns still lost the game to the Celtics by 10 points.

That fact led Celtics forward Jae Crowder to take a shot at the Suns in the comment section of this photo posted to the NBA's Instagram page.


For 70... #ThisIsWhyWePlay

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Crowder responded to the photo with this comment: "NEVER SEEN SO MANY GUYS HAPPY AFTER AN 'L'" (Yes, his comment was in all caps.)

Booker's four-word retort was perfect: "you can't guard me"

To be fair to Crowder: Not a single member of the Celtics could guard Booker on Friday. He connected on 21 of 40 field-goal attempts and 24 of 26 shots from the free-throw line to record the most points in a single NBA game in 11 years.

Suns rookie forward Marquese Chriss and veteran center Tyson Chandler also came to the defense of Booker and his teammates after the game.