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Suns Reportedly Get Encouraging Devin Booker News Before Game 6

Devin Booker pointing with his left hand to direct his teammates.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 14: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns directs his team against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on July 14, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks defeated the Suns 109-103. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

After missing the last three games with a hamstring strain, Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker could be back for Game 6 against New Orleans tonight.

According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Booker will test his ailing hamstring in pregame warmups. If he doesn't have a setback, he'll return to the lineup as Phoenix looks to close out the upstart Pelicans.

Booker suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain in Game 2 of the first round series last week. At the time, it was reported that the All-Star guard could miss two-to-three weeks.

However, Booker made solid progress over the last few days, leaving him in position to potentially get back on the court tonight. If the Suns are going to repeat as Western Conference champions, they need the seven-year veteran to be healthy and effective.

In the first two games against the Pelicans, Booker scored 56 points on 20-of-38 shooting and 11-of-19 from three-point range. Hopefully he can provide an offensive boost tonight as well.

Suns-Pelicans will tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT.