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Suns’ Saric to miss Bucks game with ankle sprain suffered against Thunder

Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric (20) passes over Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis (27) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Phoenix Suns power forward Dario Saric, who missed the majority of the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, will be out for more time.

Saric will not play Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks.

He will be one of three Suns bigs to miss the game against the top team in the league. Aron Baynes (hip injury) and Frank Kaminsky (knee injury) remain out as well, leaving Deandre Ayton and Cheick Diallo as the primary bigs.

Additionally, forward Cam Johnson remains out with a quad injury.

Saric was injured before the second quarter Friday. He finished the first quarter on the court, but Diallo checked in for the second quarter and Saric did not return.

Saric only played four minutes against the Thunder. He had two rebounds off the bench.

The 25-year-old has started 43 games and averaged 25 minutes for the Suns and averaged about 10 points, six rebounds and two assists per game heading into Friday’s matchup.

Over the last two games, forward Mikal Bridges started in Saric’s place.

Point guard Ricky Rubio is questionable against the Bucks with right ankle soreness.

Guard Tyler Johnson is probable with right knee soreness.


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