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Status of Phoenix Suns’ Torrey Craig (knee) to be firmed up Sunday

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

The status of Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig for Game 3 of the NBA Finals will be firmed up Sunday, according to coach Monty Williams.

Craig injured his right knee during Thursday night’s Game 2, and Williams said the 30-year-old passed all the medical examinations.

“All of that came back clean, but he’s still sore,” Williams said during Saturday’s media session. “So I can’t make much of a statement on his availability or anything like that. We’re going to get through today. We’ll have a light practice today and put him through some paces. We’ll be able to make a better statement about his availability tomorrow, and then we’ll adjust accordingly.”

The Suns lead the series 2-0 after winning home games by scores of 118-105 and 118-108.

Craig was injured in the final seconds of the third quarter after colliding with Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Williams said Cam Johnson and Abdel Nader could receive more playing time if Craig is unable to play.

Craig averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 32 games (eight starts) after being acquired from Milwaukee in mid-March. In the postseason, he is averaging 4.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18 games, going 14-for-31 (45 percent) from 3-point range.

Phoenix also lost forward Dario Saric in Game 1 due to a ACL tear in his right knee.

–Field Level Media