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Phoenix Suns’ Torrey Craig to play Game 3 of NBA Finals

Jul 8, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig (12) reacts after suffering an injury against the Milwaukee Bucks in game two of the 2021 NBA Finals at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 8, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig (12) reacts after suffering an injury against the Milwaukee Bucks in game two of the 2021 NBA Finals at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig is listed as probable for Sunday’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the host Milwaukee Bucks, and ESPN reported Craig plans to “give it a go” and play.

Craig, 30, left Game 2 with a knee injury, but his MRI exam came back showing no structural damage.

“All of that came back clean, but he’s still sore,” Phoenix coach Monty Williams told reporters Saturday. “So I can’t make much of a statement on his availability or anything like that. We’re going to get through today.”

Craig drew a charge from Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo in the final seconds of the third quarter Thursday, leading to the injury.

The Suns headed to Milwaukee with a 2-0 series lead following 118-105 and 118-108 wins at home.

Craig started the season on the Bucks and was traded to the Suns in mid-March. He averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 32 games (eight starts) for Phoenix in the regular season. In the postseason, he is averaging 4.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18 games, going 14-for-31 (45.2 percent) from 3-point range.

–Field Level Media