PHOENIX SUNS

Suns’ Devin Booker to play against Pelicans despite toe injury

Mar 1, 2019, 11:08 AM | Updated: 11:08 am
Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) fouls Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first ...
Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) fouls Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will play Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans, Suns coach Igor Kokoskov announced.

Booker was originally listed as questionable because of a left big toe sprain.

The guard left Thursday’s practice early to receive treatment. It is the same toe that forced Booker to miss a game earlier this season after he stubbed it opening a door.

Booker’s presence will be a boost for a Suns team looking to win its second game in a row.

It’s also good news for Booker, who has been injury prone the past couple of seasons.

Booker has only been able to play in 15 straight games twice since the start of the 2017 season and his longest games played streak this season is 14 games.

The 22-year-old has missed 15 games this season because of injury.

The guard is averaging 24.6 points per game on 45.7 percent shooting in 47 games this season.

Friday’s 7 p.m. game against the Pelicans can be heard live on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

Penguin Air

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges, left, celebrates with forward Cameron Johnson (23) during the s...
Kellan Olson

The Twins: Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson are Phoenix Suns’ heart and soul

Inside the bond between Phoenix Suns forwards Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson that makes them known as The Twins.
13 hours ago
Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92's Victor Wembanyama stretches during a team practice Monday, Oc...
Associated Press

Vegas hosts top prospect Victor Wembanyama, Suns-Lakers this week

Two games for top prospect Victor Wembanyama and two NBA preseason games will be held in the Las Vegas area this week.
13 hours ago
Al McCoy honored as a gold circle member of the Rocky Mountain Emmys on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (Ph...
Arizona Sports

Voice of the Suns Al McCoy honored by Rocky Mountain Emmys

Phoenix Suns play-by-play man Al McCoy on Friday was honored by being inducted to the gold circle of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter.
2 days ago
Adelaide 36ers' Craig Randall II (12) celebrates back to back three pointers against the Phoenix Su...
Kellan Olson

Suns shockingly upset by NBL’s Adelaide 36ers in preseason opener

Well, take what you want from it, but the Suns' 134-124 loss to the Adelaide 36ers in the preseason opener was undeniably shocking.
2 days ago
(Twitter photo/@LWashingtonTV)...
Kellan Olson

Phoenix Suns’ open practice draws terrific turnout north of 10,000 fans

The Phoenix Suns' open practice at Footprint Center on Saturday drew well north of 10,000 fans, a huge jump in attendance from the year prior.
4 days ago
Josh Okogie #2 of the Phoenix Suns poses for a portrait during NBA media day at Events On Jackson o...
Kellan Olson

Suns G Josh Okogie to be reevaluated in 2 weeks due to hamstring strain

Suns guard Josh Okogie has been limited in training camp due to a left hamstring strain and will be reevaluated in two weeks, per the team.
5 days ago
Suns’ Devin Booker to play against Pelicans despite toe injury