Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker (ankle) sits out vs. Hawks

Guard aggravated ankle in 70-point performance two games ago

NBA.com Staff

ATLANTA (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker sat out Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks with an ankle injury that he aggravated in his 70-point performance.

Booker was already having problems with his right ankle when he set a franchise record and became the youngest player to reach 70 points in last Friday’s game at Boston.

He played 35 minutes Sunday at Charlotte, scoring 23 points. But coach Earl Watson decided to give the 20-year-old the night off in Atlanta.

The Suns came into the game with an eight-game losing streak, the NBA’s longest active skid. The Hawks had lost seven in a row.