Devin Booker Out with Calf Strain, Bradley Beal Probable for Suns-Lakers Game
Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker will miss the upcoming in-season tournament game against the Los Angeles Lakers due to a right calf strain. Meanwhile, Bradley Beal is expected to play his second game for the Suns despite low back spasms.
Devin Booker, who last played on November 2 in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs, will be sidelined for the game on Friday night at Footprint Center. Booker has been averaging 31.5 minutes per game this season in just two games.
On the other hand, Bradley Beal, who made his regular-season debut for the Suns against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, is listed as probable to play against the Lakers. Head coach Frank Vogel confirmed that Beal will suit up for the game. In his debut, Beal scored 13 points on 3-for-12 shooting in 24 minutes of play, helping the Suns secure a thrilling overtime victory with a final score of 116-115.
Joining Booker on the sidelines is Damion Lee, who is recovering from right meniscus surgery. However, Jordan Goodwin is available to play despite a jaw contusion. Goodwin contributed six points and two rebounds in 17 minutes of play during the Suns’ overtime win against the Bulls.
Meanwhile, the Lakers will have their star player Anthony Davis back in action. Davis, who missed the team’s previous game against the Houston Rockets due to a left adductor/hip spasm, has been upgraded to available for the game against the Suns. Davis has been averaging 23.9 points per game this season.
The Lakers previously defeated the Suns on October 26 with a score of 100-95, despite the absence of both Booker and Beal. Davis had an impressive performance in that game, scoring 30 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
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