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Devin Booker Making His Return: Fans React

Devin Booker celebrates.

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 07: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to fans after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on April 7, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Thunder 120-99. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns are welcoming back Devin Booker sooner than expected.

Booker has missed the last three games with a right hamstring strain. ESPN noted last week that such an injury typically requires a recovery period of 14 to 21 days.

However, Kellan Olson of reported Thursday evening that head coach Monty Williams said Booker will play in Game 6.

Around a half-hour earlier, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said Booker would see how he feels in pre-game warmups. Apparently all went well, as the star guard will suit up for Game 6 against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.

Suns fans are pumped to see their star scorer return as they look to close out the series with a 3-2 lead.

However, others originally found the timing curious, as it seems strange to seemingly rush back Booker with a series advantage after winning two of three games without him.

Others are treating his possible return as an indictment of the top-seeded Suns not feeling confident enough in their ability to defeat the 36-46 Pelicans (still missing Zion Williamson) without their top scorer.

In his last game on April 19, Booker scored 31 points in a Game 2 loss. He could face a minutes restriction for tonight's contest, which starts 7:30 p.m. ET at Smoothie King Center.