Phoenix Suns starting center Deandre Ayton has been ruled out for the second half of Sunday's game against the host Detroit Pistons after sustaining a right ankle sprain in the first quarter.
Ayton finished with six points in eight minutes for the Suns, who have relied on JaVale McGee, Jalen Smith and Bismack Biyombo in his absence.
Ayton, 23, entered the game averaging 17.1 points and 11.0 rebounds this season.
He is averaging 16.1 points and 10.7 rebounds in 205 career games since being selected by the Suns with the top overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft.
--Field Level Media