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NBA News: After 70-Point Score Against The Celtics, Suns Guard Devin Booker To Sit Out Vs. Hawks

First Posted: Mar 30, 2017 02:48 AM EDT
NBA News: After Score 70 Points Against The Celtics, Suns Guard Devin Booker To Sit Out Vs. Hawks

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According to league sources, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has reportedly sat out Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks due to an ankle injury that he aggravated during his 70-point performance against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. It was later revealed that Booker was already experiencing pain with his right ankle the time when he set a franchise record and became the youngest player (at the age of 20) to reach 70 points in last Friday's game at Boston.

According to USA Today, Devin Booker played 35 minutes on Sunday versus the Charlotte Hornets, scoring 23 points. But Suns head Coach Earl Watson decided to give the 20-year-old the night off in the team's next game in Atlanta.

Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns came into the game with a sliding eight-game losing streak, which is currently the NBA's longest active skid. They are currently 22-52 and way out of the Playoff picture.

The Hawks, on the other hand, have lost seven in a row and are currently struggling to maintain their current position in the Eastern Conference. The team is currently 37-36 and are battling against other teams in the East for positioning in the Playoffs.

According to NBA, Devin Booker set a franchise record when the team played against the Boston Celtics two games prior. down big most of the game, Booker caught fire and was scoring almost at will.

Devin Booker torched the Celtics defense, scoring a career-high 70 points, yet it wasn't enough as the Suns fall to the Celtics at TD Garden.

After the game,Devin Booker claimed that he was having problems with his right ankle during and after the game. He, later on, played one game in Charlotte, but Coach Earl Watson then decided to give Booker the night off in Atlanta.

The Suns, now eliminated from qualifying for the playoffs, are looking forward to next season. With Booker's recent performance, many are expecting Devin Booker to break out next season and possibly ramp up his scoring averages.

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