Monty Williams Suns Booker
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The Phoenix Suns will have to pay a fine of $25,000 for violating NBA injury reporting rules. Specifically, the number one seed in the Western Conference, failed to disclose Devin Booker’s participation status in an accurate and timely manner prior to Game 6 of the first round series against the Pelicans.

Before this game Booker had missed three games of the series due to a sprain in his right hamstring. He did make a return in Game 6 and played 32 minutes during which he scored 13 points.

The Suns won the game and eliminated New Orleans. They will now face the Mavericks in the second round series.