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Suns star Devin Booker leaves Game 2 with hamstring tightness

Apr 19, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) reacts after a play during the second quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans during game one of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker departed Tuesday night’s playoff game against the New Orleans Pelicans with right hamstring toughness and will not return.

Booker exited with 4:35 left in the third quarter and headed back to the locker room to be examined. Suns coach Monty Williams told TNT after the third quarter they would find out the severity of the injury after the game.

Booker scored 31 points — all in the first half — before exiting. He made 12 of 19 field-goal attempts and 7 of 11 from 3-point range.

Booker scored 25 points in Game 1 when the Suns opened the Western Conference first-round series with a 110-99 win on Sunday night.

–Field Level Media