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Luka Doncic, Devin Booker make history by scoring over 60 points in NBA

Friday marked fifth time in NBA history and second time this week for two players to score at least 60 points

By Web Desk
January 27, 2024
(L) Luca Doncic and (R) Devin Booker during one of their basketball matches. — AFP
(L) Luca Doncic and (R) Devin Booker during one of their basketball matches. — AFP

Luka Doncic and Devin Booker made history on Friday as both players scored more than 60 points in the National Basketball Association (NBA).  

Doncic broke his own record by scoring 73 points for the Dallas Mavericks against the Atlanta Hawks, setting a new bar, and becoming the fourth person in NBA history to do so.

Meanwhile, Booker scored 62 points for the Phoenix Sun, making it the second-highest score of his career.

Friday marked the fifth time in NBA history and the second time this week for two players to score at least 60 points, Yahoo Sports reported.

On Monday, Joel Embiid scored 70 for Philadelphia, and Karl-Anthony Towns made 62 for Minnesota.

Doncic said the performance ranked "probably at the top" in his career but added that he was just focused on getting the win.

"We've been struggling lately," he said of the Mavs, who had lost three straight before Friday. "Mindset was to get a win. We played great."

Doncic has become the 10th player in NBA history to top the rare mark of 70 points and the first European player to do it.

Here's the full group:

  • Wilt Chamberlain (100)
  • Kobe Bryant (81)
  • David Thompson (73)
  • Luka Doncic (73)
  • Elgin Baylor (71)
  • Donovan Mitchell (71)
  • David Robinson (71)
  • Damian Lillard (71)
  • Devin Booker (70)
  • Joel Embiid (70)