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Devin Booker Will Replace Damian Lillard in All-Star Game, 3-Point Contest

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Lillard is set to miss All-Star Weekend with a groin strain suffered late Wednesday night.

2019 Mtn Dew 3-Point Contest Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will replace the injured Damian Lillard in the NBA All-Star Game and 3-Point Contest, the league announced Thursday. Lillard suffered a sprained groin late in Wednesday’s loss against the Memphis Grizzlies.

After the game, Lillard said he wouldn’t be able to compete at All-Star Weekend and hoped someone like Booker would replace him. Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported after the injury that Lillard didn’t feel a pop.

Lillard is set to undergo an MRI Thursday.