Devin Booker exits Warriors-Suns showdown with left hamstring injury
Booker appeared to get hurt when driving to the basket for a layup, grabbing at the back of his leg before walking to the locker room.
Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker injured his left hamstring in the second quarter Tuesday night and did not return to the game against the Golden State Warriors.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews on Wednesday, Booker reportedly will miss “a few games” due to the injury, which is described as minor.
As I just reported on NBA Today with host @malika_andrews: Suns star Devin Booker is expected to miss a few games with his left hamstring injury, per sources. It's considered minor, and Suns plan to err on side of caution with a long way to go for a team with title hopes.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 1, 2021
Booker, who has appeared in every game this season, appeared to get hurt when driving to the basket for a layup, grabbing at the back of his left leg before walking to the locker room a few minutes before halftime.
Without Booker, Deandre Ayton scored 24 points, Chris Paul added 15 points and 11 assists, and Phoenix won 104-96 in an early showdown between the NBA’s top teams.
Suns coach Monty Williams said postgame that he didn’t have an immediate update on Booker. The two-time All-Star came back to the bench for the second half, cheering on his teammates.
The Suns and Warriors are now both 18-3. The only other time Phoenix has won 17 straight games was during the 2006-07 season. They’ll go for their franchise record 18th win against the Pistons on Thursday.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.