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The Phoenix Suns announced Monday pregame that center Deandre Ayton will be available to play against the Los Angeles Lakers. Ayton was listed as questionable on the team’s injury report with a sprained left ankle.

Phoenix had already ruled out Devin Booker, and Los Angeles had ruled out All-Stars Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Booker went on the injury report Sunday night with a sore groin.

He is two games removed from returning from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for two games. On Saturday, he scored a season-high 58 points in 42 minutes in a win against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Booker is averaging 28.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game while shooting 48% from the field.

Ayton has missed the Suns’ last two games, both wins, after spraining his left ankle against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

He is averaging 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per outing on 62% shooting.

Joining Booker on Monday at Phoenix (18-12) are backup center Jock Landale (concussion protocol), guard Cam Payne (strained right foot) and guard Duane Washington Jr. (hamstring strain).

Also out are forwards Cameron Johnson (knee surgery recovery) and Jae Crowder (not on the team).

The Suns have 10 active players for Monday’s game against the Lakers: Ayton, Chris Paul, Mikal Bridges, Torey Craig, Landry Shamet, Bismack Biyombo, Josh Okogi, Damion Lee, Dario Saric and Ish Wainwright.

As for the Lakers, Davis injured his right foot on Friday and could miss a month or more. according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. He joins forward James (sore ankle) and guards Austin Reaves (strained ankle) and Russell Westbrook (sore left foot).

James has exceeded 36 minutes in the last six games, going over 43 minutes twice during that stretch.

Patrick Beverley (right calf soreness) is questionable.

Los Angeles (13-16) has recently gained momentum behind a healthy Davis, going 11-6 after a 2-10 start.

Davis is averaging 27.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.3 steals on 59 percent shooting in 25 games.



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