Suns' Booker set for return vs Grizzlies
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 27, 2017 10:17 AM
FILE - MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JANUARY 14: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns shoots the ball against the San Antonio Spurs as part of NBA Global Games at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on January 14, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix guard Devin Booker is back after missing nine games with a left adductor strain.
Booker was hurt in the groin area in the fourth quarter of the Suns’ game at Toronto on Dec. 5 (Dec. 6, PHL time). He practiced on the day before Christmas and is in the starting lineup Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) at home against the Memphis Grizzlies.
“I hope that’s exactly what gets that unit going,” Suns coach Jay Triano said before the game. “We’re obviously going to have more points on the floor to start the game right now.”
The Suns’ starting unit has gotten off to some slow starts in Booker’s absence.
The Suns went 3-6 in Booker’s absence.