PHOENIX SUNS

Suns’ Devin Booker out vs. Pistons with right calf strain

Nov 5, 2023, 10:18 AM | Updated: 11:40 am

The Phoenix Suns will again be without starting guard Devin Booker when they take on the Detroit Pistons on Sunday afternoon.

This time, though, the guard is out due to a right calf strain after missing multiple games with a left ankle sprain suffered in Phoenix’s season opener.

Booker missed three straight games with the ankle issue before returning to action Thursday night against the San Antonio Spurs. He scored 31 points on 10-of-19 shooting to go along with 13 assists and nine rebounds in the losing effort.

His return would be short-lived, however, with Booker missing Saturday night’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Head coach Frank Vogel told reporters on Sunday that Booker injured his calf in the loss on Thursday, per azcentral’s Duane Rankin.

Through two games, Booker is averaging 31.5 points, 10.5 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 36 minutes per game.

Also listed as out for Sunday’s afternoon tilt in Detroit is guard Bradley Beal. Phoenix’s biggest offseason acquisition has yet to suit up for the Suns this season as he continues to deal with back spasms.

Phoenix will look for Kevin Durant to carry the load in their absences as the Suns try to avoid dropping a fourth straight game against a Pistons squad eyeing their first win in four games.

In six starts, Durant is averaging 28 points, seven rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 36 minutes per game.

Tipoff for Suns-Pistons is slated for 1 p.m. Catch all the action over on ESPN 620 AM or 98.7 FM HD-2.

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker #1 and head coach Frank Vogel of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA ga...

Kellan Olson

Suns’ gauntlet of high-end opponents begins at stretch run of tight West race

Thirteen of the Phoenix Suns' remaining 23 games are against the best of the best in the NBA and will show us who they really are.

23 hours ago

Caleb Love #2 of the Arizona Wildcats reacts after scoring a basket against the Florida Atlantic Ow...

Kellan Olson

Wildcats guard Caleb Love has supporters on Suns in Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant

Arizona Wildcats guard Caleb Love has a big brother in Suns guard Bradley Beal and a fan in Suns forward Kevin Durant.

1 day ago

Bradley Beal...

Arizona Sports

Bradley Beal upgraded for Rockets-Suns game on Saturday

Phoenix Suns guard Bradley Beal is probable, while Eric Gordon is questionable to play in the Phoenix Suns' hosting of the Houston Rockets.

1 day ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Bickley Blast: March Madness nears but the Phoenix Suns are more of a March Mystery as they enter the home stretch

College basketball has March Madness, but Dan Bickley explains how the Phoenix Suns are more of the NBA's March Mystery heading into the final home stretch of the regular season.

1 day ago

Royce O'Neale of the Phoenix Suns...

Haboob Blog

Royce O’Neale asked about Suns fans’ Hooters with the fellas meme

Suns fans bringing up a very old tweet about Hooters very much confused Royce O'Neale when he was traded to Phoenix.

1 day ago

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns and Cam Whitmore #7 of the Houston Rockets are separated after ...

Kellan Olson

Phoenix Suns grind with Rockets again for home win

For whatever reason, the Houston Rockets have a way of making things ugly for the Phoenix Suns.

2 days ago

Suns’ Devin Booker out vs. Pistons with right calf strain