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Devin Booker (hamstring strain) is expected to play in Game 6 tonight against the Pelicans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Booker has missed the last three games with a strained hamstring and has already been upgraded from out to questionable. He will test out his hamstring during pregame warmups, and if everything checks out he will suit up tonight, as the Suns look to close out the series. If he's forced to miss the game, Chris Paul, and Mikal Bridges will be relied upon to pick up the slack.
Devin Booker (hamstring strain) could return as early as Game 6 or Game 7 against the Pelicans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
While Booker was expected to initially miss 2-3 weeks with the hamstring strain, it appears he is ahead of schedule on his recovery. He's expected to be initially listed as out for Game 6, but that could change. The Suns will lean on Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton, and Mikal Bridges if Booker remains sidelined.
Per Adrian Wojnarowski, Devin Booker could miss 2-to-3 weeks with a Grade 1 hamstring strain.
This is a massive blow to a Suns squad that lost home-court advantage when the Pelicans stole game 2 in Phoenix on Tuesday. Booker was a flamethrower on Tuesday scoring 31 of the Suns' 61 1st half points. Unfortunately, the stud guard did not score in the 2nd half before exiting the game. The Suns were outscored 69-53 in the 2nd half. Phoenix will look to Landry Shamet and Cameron Johnson to play increased minutes and inherit more offensive responsibilities moving forward.
Devin Booker is expected to be sidelined for Games 3 and 4 due to the right hamstring injury he sustained in last night's game. The MRI results are still pending, but Booker's status for Games 3 and 4 is in serious doubt.
The good news is the injury is not believed to be severe. Book has not been ruled out of the series yet which is still pending MRI results, but this is huge news with the Pelicans stealing Game 2 in Phoenix. The Suns will need to be careful with a soft-tissue injury while still pushing for their championship aspirations.
According to the NBA Injury Report, Devin Booker (rest) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Kings.
The Suns will be without Deandre Ayton, Chris Pual, Jae Crowder, and Devin Booker on Sunday as they take on the Kings. With a shortage of players, Cam Payne and Aaron Holiday will likely start while Elfrid Payton, Torrey Craig, and JaVale McGee will see extended minutes off the bench.