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Suns’ Dario Saric exits Game 1 of the NBA Finals with a knee injury

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Phoenix Suns’ big man Dario Saric won’t return to Game 1 of the NBA Finals, after suffering a right knee injury, the team announced.

The 27-year-old versatile big has only played for two minutes before exiting the game as he was needed assistance to head back to the Suns’ locker room.

Saric averaged 8.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 17.4 minutes per game coming off the bench during the regular season.

His time was limited to 11 minutes per contest during the playoffs as Monty Williams shortened his rotation.

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