Phoenix’s frontcourt depth suffered a Finals hit when Dario Saric was ruled out for the rest of Game 1 with a right knee injury suffered in the first quarter. The veteran forward exited with a notable limp following an awkward attempt to score inside on Brook Lopez.
Saric, Phoenix’s first big man off the bench for most of the season, has played more sparingly during the Suns’ first Finals run since 1993. The former lottery pick has averaged just 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game during the 2021 postseason.
Injury Update:— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) July 7, 2021
??Dario Šaric (right knee injury) will not return tonight