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Suns striker Saric suffered a cruciate ligament rupture in Game 1

Phoenix suns Forward Dario Saric suffered a cruciate ligament rupture in his right knee in Game 1 of the NBA finals, the team announced on Wednesday.

The team said he is out indefinitely.

Saric drove on Milwaukee Bucks center Bach Lopez late in the first quarter Tuesday night and his right knee seemed to buckle as he stuck his feet in the paint.

He checked out of the game with 1:43 remaining in the quarter and had to be helped off the pitch into the Suns locker room, where he rebounded and missed in two minutes.

The five-year veteran reached the final with an average of 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game during the Sun’s postseason run.

The team has relatively shallow depth in advance and turned to Torrey Craig and Frank Kaminsky to fill most of Saric’s minutes the 118-105 victory in game 1.

Craig was a regular part of the game rotation, but Kaminsky didn’t see much time in the postseason.

Dave McMenamin of ESPN and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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