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Devin Booker breaks Gainbridge Fieldhouse scoring record in loss to Pacers

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Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker now has his fourth NBA arena scoring record, finishing with 62 points against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse to break this arena’s record.

These 62 points were also the second-most points Booker has scored in a single game in his career. Booker shot 22-of-37 from the field and 6-of-12 from deep, but couldn’t guide the Suns to victory. Indiana won 133-131 after outscoring Phoenix 28-17 in the fourth quarter, despite the Suns leading most of the night.

After scoring a franchise-record 29 points in the first quarter, Booker decided he wanted even more history tonight. The arena record was previously held by George Gervin, who scored 55 for the Spurs in Indiana on Jan. 23, 1980, and Jermaine O’Neal, who scored 55 for the Pacers on Jan. 4, 2005. Booker reached the record in style on a reverse slam with 4:34 remaining.

Booker also owns the scoring record at Footprint Center (58), TD Garden (Celtics, 70) and Delta Center (Jazz, 59). Booker is now the ninth player in NBA history with multiple 60-point outings.

“He’s just a spectacular player,” Suns’ coach Frank Vogel said about Booker. “I think he should have been voted to be an All-Star starter, personally. I think the whole world can see that. He’ll be in that game, when the coaches vote (on the reserves). But what a special performance.”

The Suns’ (26-19) seven-game win streak was snapped, and they next play Sunday in Orlando against the Magic (23-21).

Devin Booker breaks Suns’ franchise record with 29 points in 1st quarter vs. Pacers

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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