Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and the Phoenix Suns will be hosting Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets for Game 4 in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. As fans will certainly be aware, the Nuggets and Suns eliminated the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers in order to qualify for the second round.
Although the Nuggets managed to defend their home court and take a 2-0 lead in this series, the Suns managed to win Game 3 and keep their postseason hopes alive. As they look to do the same in Game 4, fans should certainly want to know the injury reports and expected rosters for this game. Additionally, we can also find out about the expert predicitions for this game.
Devin Booker looks healthy for Game 4 of Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets
Thankfully for Suns fans, Booker looks healthy and is expected to play tonight. Despite the addition of Kevin Durant to the team, he is still arguably the best player on the court for his team. Booker put up an impressive performance by scoring 47 points in Game 3 to secure a crucial win for his team.
While Booker is certainly likely to suit up and step out on the court tonight, the same cannot be said for the other players from both sides. With that being said, here are the injury reports and expected rosters for this game.
Phoenix Suns injury report
- Chris Paul (out)
Phoenix Suns expected roster
- Cameron Payne
- Devin Booker
- Josh Okogie
- Kevin Durant
- Deandre Ayton
Denver Nuggets injury report
- Collin Gillespie (out)
Denver Nuggets expected roster
- Jamal Murray
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
- Aaron Gordon
- Michael Porter Jr
- Nikola Jokic
As we can tell from the injury reports, the main stars for the Nuggets look healthy for Game 4. On the other hand, the Suns’ veteran point guard Chris Paul is unlikely to play tonight. Finally, let us take a look at the expert predicitions for this game.
The Suns are slightly favored over the Nuggets for Game 4
Although the Nuggets have the better record and a current lead in this series, the momentum has shifted after the Suns managed to win Game 3. They are expected to take Game 4 since Bookr and KD and considered more talented and experienced when compared to Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic.
We shouldn’t also forget that the Suns came out on top the last time both of these teams matched up in the playoffs. In fact, Phoenix managed to sweep the Nuggets and win in 4 games back in 2021. Moreover, this was without Kevin Durant. All of these reasons are why we are siding with the Suns to take Game 4. This is a do-or-die game for them considering that they will fall into a 3-1 deficit if they are unable to do so.