Guard Bradley Beal of the Phoenix Suns is doubtful for Friday’s in-season tournament game against the Utah Jazz due to lower back spasms, while Backup big man Drew Eubanks, contributing 13 points off the bench last night is also listed as probable with low back tightness.
Devin Booker, who returned after a five-game absence and scored 31 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, is probable with a right calf strain.
Beal, who missed the first seven games of the season, debuted last week but experienced tightness, causing him to miss the Timberwolves game.
Despite Booker and Kevin Durant combining for 62 points in a victory, Beal’s status delayed the trio’s debut. Head coach Frank Vogel cited residual tightness as the reason for Beal’s absence.
On the Jazz’s side, starting center Walker Kessler is out with a sprained left elbow, leading the team to adopt a smaller starting lineup. The Jazz will face the Suns in Salt Lake City on Sunday.