Devin Booker to wear mask for Game 3 after injuring nose
Devin Booker will have a different look for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
The Phoenix Suns guard will be wearing a mask in the game. Booker suffered a nose injury after colliding with Patrick Beverley in Game 2, which the Suns won by a point over the Los Angeles Clippers.
There was speculation that Booker had a broken nose, but he doesn’t.
Devin Booker on the state of his nose: “My first time was seeing it was after the game. … It’s a little crooked.” Said that the medical staff told him when he went back for stitches that it was NOT broken, but also mentioned he'll probably get a mask fitted just in case #Suns
— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) June 23, 2021
It makes sense for Booker to protect his nose so it doesn’t get worse.
Booker has improved his game in the postseason and is averaging 28.3 points per game during the playoffs. He had a 40-point triple-double in Game 1. He’ll have to adjust to playing with a mask to replicate such a performance in Game 3. His Suns have a 2-0 series lead and will have Chris Paul back for the game.