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Source: Suns' Booker (ankle) to sit last 3 games

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Booker exits the game after injuring his ankle (0:38)

Devin Booker falls awkwardly on his ankle and exits the game in the first quarter. (0:38)

PHOENIX -- Suns star Devin Booker will be shut down for the final three games of the regular season after suffering a sprained left ankle in Wednesday's 118-97 loss to the Utah Jazz, a league source told ESPN's Jordan Schultz.

Booker was injured when he landed awkwardly as a pass came his way with 4:28 left in the first quarter. He was attended to by training staff, and the entire Suns bench came from one end of the court to the other to be by his side.

Booker was ruled out for the rest of the game and finished with eight points. His injury left the Suns without five of their top players, as center Deandre Ayton, guard Tyler Johnson and forwards Kelly Oubre Jr. and T.J. Warren were all injured and did not play.

Booker averaged 36.2 points the previous 11 games, scoring 25 or more points in each contest in that stretch. He recently had back-to-back 50-plus-point games.

Phoenix has the worst record in the Western Conference at 18-61.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.