Tonight, Booker will be making his return as the Suns prepare to take on the Miami Heat.
The Suns currently have the best record in the NBA at 52-13 and lead the Western Conference by eight games.
They have posted a 30-9 record against their Western Conference opponents and come into tonight’s matchup with the Heat having won seven of their previous ten games.
The All-Star guard has been out for a week, having been in COVID protocols since March 2.
After missing four games in COVID-19 protocols, Suns All-Star Devin Booker will return tonight vs. Miami.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 9, 2022
A Much-Needed Boost
Even without Booker, the Suns managed to stay hot, going 3-1 in his absence but with him back, the Suns will be back to full strength in what should be a fun matchup between the top teams from each conference.
The Suns won a tight one in their most recent game on Sunday over the Orlando Magic by a final score of 102-99.
In 54 games this season, Booker has averaged 25.4 points per game, 4.6 assists per game, and 5.2 rebounds per game.
His return should be a boon for a team that has dominated the Western Conference and the rest of the NBA for the entire season after making it all the way to the NBA Finals last season.
The defending Western Conference champions are ahead of the Heat by 8 1/2 games for the best record in the league with 17 games remaining on the 2021-22 regular season schedule.