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Devin Booker out against OKC Thunder: Latest injury update for All-Star player (March 3)

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker will miss Sunday's game against OKC Thunder due to an ankle injury, impacting the team's playoff position.

The Phoenix Suns have announced that their star guard, Devin Booker, will be sitting out Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to an ankle injury. This unfortunate setback occurred during Saturday night's game against the Houston Rockets when Booker collided with teammate Royce O'Neale, resulting in a twisted ankle that forced him to leave the game early.

Booker, who has been a key player for the Suns this season, is averaging 27.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 6.8 assists in 50 games. His impressive performance has earned him his fourth All-Star selection. Without him on the court, the Suns will need to rely on other players to step up and fill the void left by his absence.

The Suns currently hold the sixth spot in the competitive Western Conference with a record of 35-25, just half a game ahead of the Sacramento Kings. There is a looming possibility that they could fall into the play-in tournament if they are unable to maintain their position in the standings.

In tonight's game against the Thunder, Jusuf Nurkic will be back in action after dealing with neck spasms in the previous game against the Rockets. Bradley Beal has also been cleared to play by coach Frank Vogel following a hamstring injury. However, Beal was ejected from the last game due to an on-court altercation and did not finish the game.

The Thunder, who are on the first leg of a back-to-back series, will face the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday as part of a four-game road trip in the Western Conference. Currently, they are just half a game behind the top-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference standings.

In their previous matchup earlier this season, the Suns suffered a defeat at the hands of the Thunder. After tonight's game, the two teams are set to meet again on March 29. Without Booker, the Suns will be looking to players like Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal to step up and lead the team to victory.

Durant had a strong performance in their last game against the Thunder, contributing 28 points, nine rebounds, four assists, a steal, and two blocks. Beal also played well with 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. The Suns will need Durant and Beal to continue their impressive play and make up for Booker's absence in order to secure a win against the Thunder.

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