"It breaks your heart": Phoenix Suns Lose Big Man to ACL Tear in Game 1


Injuries have taken a major toll throughout these NBA playoffs, so no one should have expected the Finals to be except. Late in the first quarter of Tuesday's Game 1, Phoenix Suns forward/center Dario Saric suffered a torn ACL when he landed hard on his feet. 

Watch Suns coach Monty Williams react to the news in real-time:

Teammate Devin Booker was also hurt by the news, and said the team "loves him and are here with him through the injury. Gonna make sure he's mentally right and has his spirit."

Saric had been a regular rotation piece for Williams since the 2nd round of the playoffs, and his presence in the paint will be missed for the Suns. Their front-court depth suffers a big blow here. Torrey Craig and Frank Kaminsky filled most of Saric's minutes after he went down in their Game 1 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. 

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