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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker ruled out for Game 5 vs. Pelicans

Apr 25, 2022, 5:30 PM | Updated: 5:40 pm
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns watches from the bench during the second half of Game Two of th...
Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns watches from the bench during the second half of Game Two of the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans at Footprint Center on April 19, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Pelicans defeated the Suns 125-114. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns announced on Monday that guard Devin Booker will not play in Game 5 on Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Booker was injured late in the third quarter of the Game 2 loss at Footprint Center.

He had 31 points in the first half of Game 2 and has not seen the court since the injury.

Forward Cam Johnson has stepped up in Booker’s place in the starting lineup as the team earned a split in the two road games in New Orleans, pushing the series to 2-2.

Johnson has scored 21 points in 59 minutes on 7-of-19 shooting with six blocks and three assists in the two games starting for Booker.

The Suns may look to change the starting lineup as they return home for Game 5 with a smaller lineup of guard Landry Shamet in Johnson’s place.

Shamet has scored 12 points in 49 minutes on 5-of-12 shooting with four assists and rebounds in two games without Booker.

Catch all the Game 5 action from Phoenix at 7 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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