Suns’ Mikal Bridges exits with dislocated finger vs. Warriors, returns

Dec 3, 2021, 9:09 PM
Mikal Bridges #25 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball during the second half of the NBA game at Fo...
Mikal Bridges #25 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball during the second half of the NBA game at Footprint Center on November 30, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Warriors 104-96. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns had a major scare on Friday against the Golden State Warriors when Mikal Bridges dislocated his right pinky finger, per ESPN’s Malika Andrews, before returning to the game.

In the late first quarter, Bridges went for a loose ball at half-court and collided with two different Warriors.

Bridges exited the floor after a timeout two possessions later with a towel over his right hand.

Bridges’ injury looked like it could be serious, but with it being only a dislocation, he returned to the game in the mid-second quarter.

The fourth-year player has yet to miss a game in his NBA career, with Friday being his 250th straight. Bridges’ active streak is second in the league to Indiana’s Justin Holiday.

Bridges is averaging 12.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, shooting 54.0% from the field and 39.7% at three-point range. He played a crucial role in holding Golden State’s Stephen Curry to a 4-of-21 shooting performance in the Suns’ win on Tuesday.

Phoenix entered Friday night on an 18-game winning streak, with Thursday’s win over the Detroit Pistons setting the new franchise record.

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