Booker, who scored 59 in a loss into the Utah Jazz on Monday night, was 19-of-29 from the field against the Wizards and had 10 rebounds to go together with his 50 points.
“each time I am available, I am trying to find out ways to secure better and find out strategies to have wins for this team,” Booker said. “And I think at the moment, it’s time for me to be more aggressive, being a couple of men.”
Booker may be the seventh player to record 50 points in consecutive matches as the NBA-ABA merger (1976-77), based on ESPN Stats & Information research. He joins James Harden, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Bernard King, Antawn Jamison and Allen Iverson.
Booker also became the third player in NBA history to score 50 points in consecutive matches and lose both, following Harden and Wilt Chamberlain.
“Devin is just — he takes a lot of shots that are almost similar to, they truly are unguardable,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks stated. “We did the best we can. We were hoping to trap him and double-team during this match. He’s catchy. He had been assaulting us.”
At 22 decades, 149 days older, Booker may be the fifth player in NBA history to capture three 50-point matches before turning 25, putting him in the company of Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and also LeBron James. Of those players, just James was younger compared to Booker during the time of his third 50-point match.
Wednesday marked the first time that a Phoenix player reached 50 in back to back matches. Tom Chambers have been the sole member of the Suns to score even 40 in consecutive games.
The Associated Press contributed to the report.