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Zion Williamson final injury status against Suns

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New Orleans Pelicans coach Willie Green revealed the status of star forward Zion Williamson ahead of today’s game against the Suns.

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Williamson (left finger contusion) will play after missing Friday’s 111-109 loss to the San Antonio Spurs and being questionable for today. Williamson is averaging 22.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists across 65 games this season.

Nnaji Marshall (left shoulder contusion) and Jose Alvarado (right oblique strain) were also questionable for the Pelicans. Marshall is out, while Alvarado will play, the first game he has been active for since March 26.

Brandon Ingram (left knee bone contusion) will miss his ninth consecutive game today.

Comparatively, the Suns only have Damion Lee (right meniscus surgery) listed on the injury report as out today. Lee has missed the entire season with the injury and if he is to return this season, it won’t be until the playoffs.

Currently, the Suns are on a three-game win streak, while New Orleans is on a four-game losing streak.

A win over New Orleans could place Phoenix (46-31), who has handedly won the first two meetings between the teams, two games ahead of the Pelicans (45-30) for the sixth seed in the West, which would be out of the play in with only four games to go. The Suns also have the head-to-head tiebreaker over New Orleans, so if the Suns win, they would have to lose all of their remaining games and the Pelicans win theirs to be surpassed, which is inherently pretty unlikely.

Today’s game tips off at 3 p.m. MST. These two teams last met on Monday in New Orleans, a 124-111 Phoenix victory behind 52 points from Devin Booker, Booker’s third-straight game with more than 50 points against New Orleans. Williamson had 30 points and five assists in this game.

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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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