Sports Devin Booker injury update: Suns All-Star leaves game vs. Warriors with left hamstring

09:16  01 december  2021
09:16  01 december  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

Paul gets 19 in 4th, Suns beat Timberwolves, 9th win in row

  Paul gets 19 in 4th, Suns beat Timberwolves, 9th win in row MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Paul scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Devin Booker had 29 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-96 Monday night for their ninth straight win. Deandre Ayton had 22 points and 12 rebounds in his return to the Suns after missing five games with a right lower leg contusion. Phoenix won a day after a 115-89 victory in Houston. “It’s an ugly game but not as ugly if you come out with the win,” Booker said. “Hard, scrappy game. It was a back-to-back. They played well. In the end, we figured it out. So, it feels a lot better this way.” Booker made one of two foul shots with 16.1 seconds to give the Suns a 98-96 lead.

In a marquee contest against the league-leading Warriors, the Phoenix Suns were struck with a handicap in the second half with their All-Star Devin Booker needing to leave the game due to an injury.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard, recently named the league's Western Conference Player of the Week, was coming off three straight 30-point games and would have been a huge factor in the team's matchup with Golden State.

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Here's all we know about Booker's injury.

What is Devin Booker's injury?

Booker was seen limping after a 3-point attempt at the halfway mark of the second quarter. A few seconds later, he subbed out of the game with 5:59 left in the first half.

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Later, the Suns provided an update on his status of a left hamstring injury.

Out of halftime, Booker did return to the sidelines to support his team and help them win this game to tie the franchise record for 17 straight wins.

How long is Devin Booker ruled out?

So far, the severity of the injury or how long Booker would be ruled out is unknown. As the Suns announced, he is ruled out of this marquee game against the Warriors.

Stay tuned for the latest update on Booker's return timetable.

Suns upcoming schedule

Having won 16 straight, the Suns have a home-heavy schedule until the New Year as they play nine of their next 13 at the Footprint Center.

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Dec. 2 vs. Pistons 9:00 p.m
Dec. 3 at Warriors 10:00 p.m
Dec. 6 vs. Spurs 9:00 p.m
Dec. 10 vs. Celtics 10:00 p.m
Dec. 13 at LA Clippers 10:30 p.m

Suns' Devin Booker leaves game with hamstring injury .
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns' All-Star guard Devin Booker injured his left hamstring on Tuesday night and the team says he won't return to the game against the Golden State Warriors. The 25-year-old Booker has appeared in every game this season, averaging nearly 24 points per game. It was unclear when the two-time All-Star got hurt, but he went to the locker room in the second quarter. The injury puts a damper on an intriguing early-season matchup. The Warriors have the NBA's best record at 18-2 while the Suns are 17-3 and riding a 16-game winning streak that's lasted more than a month. Video: Raptors struggles continue, fall to Grizzlies (cbc.

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