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.
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"
Devin Booker went right back at Jae Crowder on Instagram! (via /r/nba) pic.twitter.com/fiYCibn3x1
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 25, 2017
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.
All u ppl hating can't even score 70 on 2k. Let's appreciate that we were all able to witness that! @DevinBook
— Marquese Chriss (@Quese_22) March 25, 2017
For everyone saying but it was with a L.. ok ???? I watched a 20 year old turn The Garden around & heard them chanting his name
— Tyson Chandler (@tysonchandler) March 25, 2017