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Jusuf Nurkić, Josh Okogie available against Spurs tonight

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Phoenix Suns big man Jusuf Nurkić (orbital contusion) and G/F Josh Okogie (lower abdominal strain) are both available tonight against the Spurs.

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Nurkić was added to the injury report for the Suns (41-29) as probable yesterday with an orbital contusion after taking a shot to the face in the third quarter of Thursday’s 128-115 win over the Hawks. Nurkić went back to the locker room following the hit, but returned to start the fourth quarter.


Okogie, who had missed the last 10 games, was upgraded to questionable yesterday.

Coach Frank Vogel said on Wednesday that Okogie was expected to return this weekend. Okogie had been a routine part of the rotation before his injury, and Vogel said earlier this week “we’ll see where Josh Okogie fits when he gets back healthy.”

Bradley Beal was not on the injury report after he also took an elbow to the face Thursday.

Damion Lee remains out, as he has all season, after undergoing right meniscus surgery in the offseason.

Only Charles Bassey (left ACL tear) is out tonight for San Antonio (15-55).

Tonight’s game tips of shortly after 5 p.m. MST and will be the first of two straight matchups between these teams. The Spurs have won both games against the Suns this season, but they haven’t played each other since way back on Nov. 2.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau


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