“Take My Hamstrings”: Twitter Reacts as Devin Booker Gets Injured During Suns vs Warriors

Published 11/30/2021, 11:36 PM EST
Nov 27, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket around Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA has started off great for some teams and underwhelming for others. Tonight, two of the best teams are battling it out as The Phoenix Suns host the Golden State Warriors. Both are the top two teams in the league and this matchup will be one to watch. However, who will come out on top? It won’t be easy for the Suns as they lost their scorer, Devin Booker, for the game.

The Warriors have had a dream start to their season. Notably, their best start since their record 73-9 season. And they are still without Klay Thompson and James Wiseman in their lineup. They have clearly emerged as a because of the shooting supremacy as compared to their opponents. On the other hand, Phoenix is enjoying yet another great season under the leadership of Chris Paul. With an unbelievable 16 win streak of games, can the Suns extend their amazing record?

Oct 22, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kent Bazemore (9) in the second half at Staples Center. The Suns defeated the Lakers 115-105. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It will take a mammoth effort for the Suns to keep the streak as Devin Booker won’t be checking in to the game. But one has to give him credit for not going to the locker room to get treatment, and instead staying on the sidelines to cheer for his team.

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Twitter reacts to Devin Booker’s injury

While trying to attack the rim, Devin Booker collided with Otto Porter Jr. and landed awkwardly on his left leg. He immediately left the game to receive treatment. However, bad news hit as the Suns announced that Book won’t be getting back in the game due to a left hamstring injury. Fans were heartbroken and wished the star a speedy recovery.

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Jordan Poole started off hot with a career high 16 first quarter points for the Warriors. Both teams were going bucket for bucket in the initial minutes. Phoenix dominated the game with their big men DeAndre Ayton and JaVale McGee who got to their spot with ease. But for Book, he was just about getting things going before going down. He checked out of the game with 10 points under his belt.

Booker is the main force that drives the Suns’ offense. He is an elite scorer and his loss will be felt by the Suns without a doubt. However, they hold a two point advantage over the Warriors at the half. Do you think Chris Paul can work his magic and steal the game against the Warriors? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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