Devin Booker hamstring


NEW ORLEANS — The Phoenix Suns have dealt with injuries to key players all season long, but that didn’t stop them from winning a league-best 64 games. Without a concrete timetable for Devin Booker’s return from a Grade 1 right hamstring strain, they’ll be relying on what they learned during that time to get them through the first round of…...

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The Phoenix Suns are once again facing adversity after Devin Booker's hamstring injury in Game 2.

Tuesday night was a reminder of how fast a playoff series can change. Game 2 of their first-round series put the Phoenix Suns through the whole gamut of emotions. There was ecstasy, as Devin Booker singlehandedly carried the Suns with a masterful first-half performance. His 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting, including 7-of-10 from 3-point range, turned an 8-point deficit into a 5-point lead at the break. Throw in the baby dap, and even as the Pelicans made a third-quarter charge, there was reason to believe Booker would not let Phoenix lose that game. As has been the case so many times this season, it felt inevitable that it would ultimately be the Suns’ night. But then came the agony, when…