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Suns' Devin Booker injured late in game vs. Lakers

Posted at 9:25 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 17:19:59-04

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker suffered a strained left hamstring in the third quarter of the Suns' game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, the team announced.

The injury appeared to occur on a play in which Booker was driving toward the basket late in the third quarter.

Booker scored a team-high 23 points and added seven rebounds and seven assists before exiting the game. The Suns fell to the Lakers 131-113 for their third straight loss, dropping them to 1-3 this season.

In July, Booker signed a 5-year, $158 million extension with the Suns, the most lucrative contract in team history. Last month, Booker underwent surgery on his right hand, causing him to miss the entire preseason. He returned in time for the Suns' regular-season opener last week.