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.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson (23) smiles after a three pointer against the New York Knicks ...
Arizona Sports

Cam Johnson buzzer-beater, Devin Booker style up for NBA fan vote

Two Phoenix Suns are up for a vote in the 2021-22 NBA Fan Favorite awards honoring the best of the regular season.
1 day ago
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of Game One of the Western Conference Se...
Kellan Olson

Devin Booker earns 1st Team All-NBA, 1st Suns player to do so since 2007

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker has long been disrespected nationally but this season he has been properly recognized.
1 day ago
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, left, reacts with head coach Monty Williams during the first hal...
Kevin Zimmerman

Report: Suns’ finale could echo Deandre Ayton-Monty Williams dynamic

As Deandre Ayton prepares to receive free agency interest, the rumor mill might tell us if Phoenix wants to match an offer.
1 day ago
Washington Commanders guard Chris Paul works during a rookie minicamp practice at the team's NFL fo...
Haboob Blog

Chris Paul or CP3? Commanders quiz their rookies

Chris Paul, Washington Commanders rookie guard, shares a name and position with Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul.
2 days ago
Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass against Raja Bell #19 0f the Phoenix Suns in...
Arizona Sports

The 5: Suns to earn 1st Team All-Defense honors before Mikal Bridges

Suns forward Mikal Bridges made the NBA's First Team All-Defense as announced Friday, becoming the first Suns player to do so since 2007.
3 days ago
Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones speaks to the media regarding the firing of Suns head coac...
Kevin Zimmerman

Phoenix Suns salary cap Q&A for the 2022 offseason

Here's a quick Q&A covering how the Phoenix Suns might navigate this offseason from a financial perspective.
2 days ago
Suns’ Mikal Bridges exits with dislocated finger vs. Warriors, returns