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Devin Booker speaks with his dad after 70-point game (2:21)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Suns guard Devin Booker on celebrating 70 points despite a loss: "The way our season's gone right now, we're kind of looking for something to celebrate. And that meant a lot to see my veterans happy."

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Not only did Suns G Devin Booker become the youngest player in NBA history to score 70 points in a game, it was the most points ever surrendered by the Celtics in their 70 years of existence.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Suns coach Earl Watson on using timeouts and fouls to help Devin Booker get 70 points: "I don't care about being liked. I really don't care, to be honest with you. We're coming in here, we're trying to build something with this young group. If people don't like us why we build it, so what? Do something about it. Simple as that."

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Horford amazed by Booker's performance (0:34)
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Booker drops 70 in loss to Celtics (1:01)
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Booker can't miss ... even when it doesn't count (0:25)
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Booker becomes youngest to score 70 (0:20)
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Booker converts and-1 during career night (0:19)
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Smart flings full-court pass to IT4 (0:18)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker already has a new career high with 42 points through three quarters. It's not helping his team as the Celtics have led the entire night, including by as much as 26.

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Thomas wraps pass around 3 defenders (0:18)
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Green converts 4-point play from tough angle (0:21)
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Celtics' fancy passing leads to buckets (0:32)
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Horford caps off big-man break (0:18)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (stomach bug) is out vs. Suns. Rookie Jaylen Brown starts in his place. Brown is 10-7 as starter.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryant transfer Nisre Zouzoua has heard from NC State, Illinois, Missouri, Arizona State, Maryland, Boston College, source told ESPN.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

John Farrell called Drew Pomeranz's outing "a big step in the right direction." Expects to get him 2 more spring outings. Then could start the first Sunday of the regular season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Xander Bogaerts doesn't conceal his preferred batting-order spot -- "I like 2 ... 2 or 3" -- but knows he likely will hit lower for Red Sox, who want a left-handed hitter in the 2-hole between Dustin Pedroia and Mookie Betts. (On Thursday, Bogaerts batted sixth.) "It is what it is," he said. "As long as I'm in the lineup, I guess."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

More Drew Pomeranz, on why this was a big start: "Even though I've been throwing, today felt like my first real outing, just because I was finally able to get in that position (to execute pitches."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

After 2 rocky innings (3 runs, 5 hits), Drew Pomeranz said "something clicked" in the 3rd. His 2 hitless IP after that were "such a huge relief," he said. Still thinks he can be ready to start season