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Devin Booker Is Making Progress: NBA World Reacts

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns shoots a jumper over Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 19: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns takes a shot against Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks in the third quarter at Fiserv Forum on April 19, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns star two-guard Devin Booker could reportedly be back sooner than initially expected, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Booker was forced to leave the Game 2 action with a Grade 1 hamstring strain after dropping 31 first-half points. But now, it looks like he could return before series end.

"Phoenix Suns All-Star G Devin Booker (hamstring strain) is progressing toward a return soon, including the possibility as soon as Game 6 or Game 7 of this playoff series vs. New Orleans," Woj tweeted. "He’s expected to be initially listed as out for Thursday’s Game 6."

Basketball fans reacted to the Devin Booker update on social media. "Let him play, I beg you," one user pleaded.

"The rest of the NBA," another tweeted.

"I would love nothing more than Book coming back for Game 6 and the Suns getting crushed," replied a Pelicans fan.

"They that scared?" another user laughingly asked.

"A hamstring ain’t nothing to mess around with he should sit out a couple of more weeks."

"Mavs’ second-round possibilities are far from set, but nonetheless..." tweeted Callie Caplan.

"When Book hits daggers to close the Pelicans out at home in front of their fans>>>>>" replied a Suns fan.

"Wow," another said. "I didn't think there was a shot he'd be seen before Round 2."

The Suns are up 3-2 but have a chance to close things out Thursday night.