The team announced that Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker left Tuesday night’s 125-114 loss in Game 2 of the first-round series against the New Orleans Pelicans due to hamstring tightness.
It’s unclear how it happened, but head coach Monty Williams told the TNT broadcast they would find out more after the game.
“I think it happened on one play when he tried to track down someone in transition. So that’s when I think it happened,” Williams told reporters postgame.
An injury to the opposite hamstring caused him to miss time back in December. Booker has dealt with numerous hamstring injuries throughout his career, as the last three seasons have all seen the Suns’ guard deal with issues with both his left and right hamstring. A hamstring injury was also why he was benched in Phoenix’s Game 3 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals last postseason.
Before heading to the locker room, Booker scored a game-high 31 points, all of which came in the first half.
The Suns’ guard scored 16 points in the first quarter alone.