After the Pelicans stole home court from the Suns in Game 2, the series shifts to New Orleans for Friday’s Game 3.
In Game 2, Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker was forced to leave after suffering an apparent hamstring injury. The Pelicans took full advantage of Booker’s absence, pulling away to tie the series at one game apiece with an 11-point win thanks to the play of Brandon Ingram, CJ McCollum and Larry Nance Jr.
“That’s a big 🤬 win!”
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) April 20, 2022
With Booker’s injury ruled as a Grade 1 hamstring strain, his status for the remainder of the series is now in jeopardy as he is believed to be out for two-to-three weeks.
MORE: How long is Devin Booker out? Hamstring injury recovery time, return date for Suns star
What will happen in Booker’s absence?
With the Pelicans now holding home court advantage, there will be an increased sense of urgency for other Suns players to step up and get a road win, while New Orleans’ crowd is sure to be lively for the first NBA Playoff game the city has seen in nearly four years.
Chris Paul, who is no stranger to playoff action in New Orleans, took over in the Suns’ Game 1 win, but they’ll have to lean on Cameron Johnson and Landry Shamet to step up while Booker is sidelined. Will that be enough?
Phoenix earned the league’s top record for a reason but New Orleans has an upset on its mind after stealing one on the road. Who will come out on top Friday?
Here is all you need to know about Game 3 between the Suns and Pelicans.
How to watch Suns vs. Pelicans: NBA League Pass and television broadcast schedule
- Date: Friday, April 22
- Streaming: NBA League Pass
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Suns vs. Pelicans Game 3 start time
- Date: Friday, April 22
- Time: 9:30 p.m. ET | 6:30 p.m. PT
Game 3 of the Suns vs. Pelicans series will tip off around 9:30 p.m. on Friday. The game will be played at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Suns vs. Pelicans schedule, TV channels
Here is the complete schedule for the first-round series between the Suns and Pelicans. Games 3 and 4 will be played in New Orleans before things shift back to Phoenix for Game 5 next Tuesday.
|Date||Game||Location||Time (ET)||TV channel (US)|
|April 22||Game 3||Smoothie King Center||9:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|April 24||Game 4||Smoothie King Center||9:30 p.m.||TNT|
|April 26||Game 5||Footprint Center||TBD||TBD|
|April 28||Game 6*||Smoothie King Centeer||TBD||TBD|
|April 30||Game 7*||Footprint Center||TBD||TNT|