Suns’ Booker departs loss to Lakers with hamstring injury

Suns standout guard Devin Booker left Sunday's game against the Lakers with a hamstring injury

It was a tough night for the Phoenix Suns, as they not only lost 120-96 to the Los Angeles Lakers, but also lost the services of superstar guard Devin Booker, who injured his left hamstring in the first half.

Booker had scored scored six points in 17 minutes before leaving with a strained hamstring in the second quarter. The injury to the guard took place when he was chasing a loose ball out of bounds.

He immediately went to the locker room and was questionable to return to the game, which he never did.

It’s been a rough start of the season for Booker, who missed three games in October after straining his hamstring in the Suns’ first game against the Lakers back on Oct. 25.

He was coming back to the team after missing Friday’s loss to the Orlando Magic with a toe injury.

Veteran Jamal Crawford entered the game in place of Booker, and ended the night with eight points and four assists in 17 minutes.

This season Booker is averaging 24.5 points, 7.0 assists, and 3.7 rebounds for the Suns, who with the loss Sunday drop to 4-19, worst in the NBA and tied with Cleveland for the least amount of wins.

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