Suns’ Craig exits Game 2 with right knee injury

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PHOENIX — Suns reserve Torrey Craig exited Game 2 of the NBA Finals late in the third quarter with a right knee contusion and won’t return, the team said.

Craig appeared to twist his right knee with 1.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter during a collision with the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The fourth-year forward clutched his knee while he was still on the court and had to be helped up and to the locker room.

“Torrey is a tough dude,” Suns coach Monty Williams told ESPN’s Malika Andrews during the game broadcast. “If he lays down like that, he’s hurting pretty bad.”

Phoenix was already without Dario Saric coming into the night, who suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Game 1.

Williams added that Abdel Nader could be relied upon to play backup minutes down the stretch.

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