It’s been a wild week for NBA scoring. Just a few days ago, Joel Embiid lost it and scored 70 points while Karl-Anthony Towns had 62 in a defeat. In a strange case of deja-vu, a similar situation happened again, but instead of two centers this time it was two talented back court players to lose their minds.

Luka Doncic was the leading man with 73 points in a 148-143 win against the Atlanta Hawks. It was a masterful performance that saw him also finish with 10 rebounds, seven assists and a steal while shooting 25 of 33 overall, 8 of 13 from three-point range and 15 of 16 from the charity stripe.

Doncic’s performance needed a foil, and his budding nemesis Devin Booker decided to play the part. Booker had a great game in his own right, finishing with 62 points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks. He also shot well, making 22 of 37 overall. Unfortunately, Booker’s performance still ended in a loss. 


I’m sure Doncic will have enjoyed learning about how Booker’s day went, considering that the Phoenix Suns whooped the Dallas Mavericks 132-109 the other day. He indirectly managed to own Booker again, and also set some records in the process.

I wonder who’s be the next to go for 70. There’s been 10 players to score at least 70 points in history and four of them happened over the last year.