Booker drops 51 points over 3 quarters in Suns' win over Bulls
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker went off for 51 points on a sparkling 20-of-25 shots from the field before sitting the entire fourth quarter in a 132-113 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Booker attempted the fourth-fewest combined field goals and free throws in a 50-point game in NBA history, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
His 51 points are the third-most ever scored in 30 minutes or less, behind Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thomson's 52- and 60-point outputs.
The All-Star shot efficiently from all areas of the floor, making 6-of-7 from 3-point range and 5-of-6 at the free-throw line. Booker also added four rebounds and six assists.
Booker one-upped himself from two nights prior when he scored 44 points on 17-of-28 shooting against the Sacramento Kings.
The Phoenix star's performance was far from the only elite scoring exhibition put on in November, with Joel Embiid (59), Darius Garland (51), and Stephen Curry (50) each topping the 50-point plateau this month.
The first-place Suns rode Booker's shooting display to their sixth straight victory, extending their lead at the top of the Western Conference with a 15-6 record.