Devin Booker became the sixth player to ever score at least 70 points on Friday, and the youngest in NBA history. The social media scene took notice as current and former NBA players shared their reaction to Booker's historic night.
The roll call of the exclusive club is illustrious and historic: Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Robinson, Elgin Baylor, David Thompson. All managed to drop 70 points in a game at some point in their career. And now they're joined by a baby-faced guard who at 20 years and 145 days becomes the youngest to smash that barrier.
No. 1: Thomas driven to lead Celtics to No. 1 seed -- Two numbers are on the Boston Celtics' mind as tonight's game with the Phoenix Suns (7:30 ET, NBA LEAGUE PASS) nears -- 10 and one. The 10 signifies how many games are left in the Celtics' season and the one is how many games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers they are for No. 1 in the Eastern Conference. Reaching the pinnacle of the standings is a goal for All-Star Isaiah Thomas and his crew, writes Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald:
No. 1: LeBron questions Cavs' toughness as playoffs near -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have been at the forefront of the Eastern Conference standings all season long. That's as true today as it was months ago, but after last night's loss to the Denver Nuggets, Cleveland's lead on the Boston Celtics for No. 1 is down to one game. After the loss, LeBron James didn't hold back on his assessment of his squad, writes Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com:
NEW YORK -- Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez and Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka have each been suspended one game without pay for throwing punches at one another during an altercation, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
No. 1: LeBron sounds off on rest conundrum -- No topic has been more discussed in the NBA sphere the last few days than the issue of resting stars as the season wanes. Everyone from the NBA commissioner himself to countless pundits have weighed in on the issue. Players, too, have had their say and Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James wasn't one to bite his tongue about the topic when pressed Tuesday about it. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com has more: