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Devin Booker Exits Suns’ Game 2 vs Pelicans with hamstring Injury

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker left Game two vs New Orleans Pelicans due to hamstring tightness; Suns lost 125-114

Reem Abdalazem
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker left Game two vs New Orleans Pelicans due to hamstring tightness; Suns lost 125-114
Christian PetersenAFP

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker exited Game 2 vs the Pelicans with a hamstring injury and New Orleans proceeded to a 125-114 win to even up their first-round series 1-1 on Tuesday night.

The All-Star guard scored 31 points in the first half, nailing seven 3-pointers, and Phoenix was only down by three. In the third quarter, however, Booker didn’t score and asked for a timeout after appearing to tweak his right hamstring.

It was not clear when Booker was hurt.

The All-Star is expected to undergo testing on Wednesday and hopefully prepare for Game 3 on Friday in New Orleans.

Monty Williams: “We’ve played without Book all year long”

“We’ll have more information tomorrow,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “We’ve played without Chris [Paul] and Book before. If we have to play without Book, next man up. We’ve done that all year long.”

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It seems that the Suns coach is already adapting to Book’s injuries as the 25-year-old guard has dealt with several ones during his career. The Suns have seen Booker suffer both left and right hamstring issues over the past three seasons, with the latest being in Phoenix’s Game 3 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals last postseason.

The Pelicans played a brilliant game against the Suns regardless, led by Brandon Ingram who scored 26 of his 37 points in the second half, 11 rebounds and nine assists.

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