The Suns were without their leading scorer, guard Devin Booker, for the final 1:54 of their overtime loss to the Nuggets on Friday night after he suffered an apparent leg injury. It’s unlikely they will have him back for the teams’ back-to-back rematch Saturday night.
Booker looked to be hurt on a drive to the basket with two minutes remaining in OT. He limped to the bench after the play and was replaced by Cameron Payne.
– Appears as though Booker strains his hamstring on the drive.
– First reaches for it out of bounds.
– Then still jumps for rebound.
– Slowly limps away. pic.twitter.com/PKxG1SvLg9
— David Kevin (@theIVpointplay) January 23, 2021
Phoenix coach Monty Williams told reporters postgame (per ArizonaSports.com) that Booker injured a hamstring and probably will not be available for Saturday’s game.
Before he was hurt, Booker had a team-high 31 points to go with five rebounds and five assists in 40 minutes. He also lit up Twitter with a chasedown block and assist following a turnover.
Booker is averaging 22.9 points per game after his 31 points Friday.