Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker is unlikely to play in games 3 and 4 of the playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans with a mild strain in his right hamstring, according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN.
There’s still an evaluation ongoing on MRI results of Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker’s right hamstring, but it appears unlikely he will be able to play in Games 3 and 4 in New Orleans, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 20, 2022
During Tuesday’s game, Booker scored 31 points with seven made three-pointers in 24 minutes of playing time before he left for the locker room with an injury. On the possession before, he tried to contest a Jaxson Hayes dunk in transition, and after he landed called a timeout to leave the game.
With Booker out of the game, the Pelicans, coached by former Suns assistant Willie Green, went on a run to take the lead on the scoreboard and tie the series at one game for each team.
The third game of the playoff series will be played on Friday at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The fourth one will be on Sunday at the same location.
Booker hasn’t been ruled out for the series so a return in the fifth game, back in Phoenix, could be possible.
Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN reported on Thursday that the injury could sideline Booker for two to three weeks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 21, 2022