Bradley Beal, Jusuf Nurkic out for Suns vs. Rockets

Feb 23, 2024, 3:23 PM | Updated: 4:30 pm

Bradley Beal #3 of the Phoenix Suns defends against Nic Claxton #33 of the Brooklyn Nets during the...

Bradley Beal #3 of the Phoenix Suns defends against Nic Claxton #33 of the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on January 31, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Phoenix Suns guard Bradley Beal and center Jusuf Nurkic are both out for Friday’s game against the Houston Rockets after initially being listed as doubtful on the injury report.

Beal has missed the last two games due to tightness in his left hamstring.

Nurkic played only 20 minutes on Thursday, some of which appeared to be due to Phoenix playing smaller lineups. It was unclear when he injured his ankle.

Beal is averaging 18.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game this year while Nurkic is Phoenix’s leading rebounder at 10.1 a night along with 11.7 points per contest.

Tari Eason is the lone notable player out for Houston due to injury management for his lower left leg.

Phoenix enters the night at a record of 33-23 and currently on the outside looking in for a top-six playoff spot to avoid the play-in tournament of the Western Conference.

Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. and pregame coverage begins at 5 p.m. on the Arizona Sports app, and 98.7.

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