PHOENIX SUNS

Suns’ Cam Payne, Jae Crowder won’t return vs. Pacers due to wrist injuries

Jan 22, 2022, 8:46 PM | Updated: 9:30 pm
Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb (26) is fouled by Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne, left, while go...

Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb (26) is fouled by Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne, left, while going up to shoot during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phoenix Suns point guard Cam Payne and forward Jae Crowder will not return to Saturday night’s 113-103 win over the Indiana Pacers due to wrist injuries, the team announced.

Payne suffered the right-wrist injury on an and-one bucket in the first quarter.

The Suns backup PG stayed in the game initially, but was only able to play seven minutes on the night.

Crowder hurt his left wrist on a layup attempt in the third quarter and was seen immediately running to the locker room after suffering his injury.

Suns head coach Monty Williams did not have an update for reporters postgame.

Payne left the contest with seven points while shooting two of five from the field and one-for-one from three.

He also had three assists and one block.

Crowder had four points, two steals, two rebounds and one assist to go along with a +15 plus-minus in 23 minutes played.

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