Barbosa (illness) registered 13 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), one rebound and one assist across 18 minutes in a 112-97 loss to the Heat on Tuesday. Barbosa had missed the last two games while dealing with the illness, but looked healthy in his return to action, turning in his best scoring total since March 3. With Brandon Knight (back) and Eric Bledsoe (knee) shut down for the season, Barbosa looks like he'll benefit from a consistent role on the second unit the rest of the way as coach Earl Watson's first guard off the bench.
Barbosa has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game against the Heat. Barbosa was listed as questionable heading into Tuesday after missing the Suns' previous two games with the illness, but his participation in morning shootaround hints that he'll be back in action. The Suns are also expected to get back shooting guard Devin Booker (ankle), so look for Barbosa to serve as his primary backup, though the veteran could also see time at point guard behind starter Tyler Ulis with Ronnie Price (leg) doubtful to play.
Barbosa (illness) went through shootaround Tuesday, but his status is uncertain for the Suns' game later in the evening against the Heat, Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic reports. The veteran has missed the team's last two games due to an illness, but the fact that he was able to go through shootaround is an encouraging sign. The Suns are still considering Barbosa questionable, however, so look for a more definitive update closer to the 7:30 p.m. ET tip off. If cleared to play, Barbosa would likely serve as the primary backup to starting shooting guard Devin Booker (ankle), though he could also see time at point guard if Ronnie Price (leg) remains out.
Barbosa (illness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Heat, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Barbosa has missed the Suns' last two games while battling the illness, and the team likely won't have an update on his status for Tuesday until assessing his health during morning shootaround. With Ronnie Price (leg) and Devin Booker (ankle) also listed as questionable, the Suns could be quite shorthanded in the backcourt again if all three players remain sidelined.
Barbosa (illness) will sit out Sunday's game against the Pistons, Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic reports. Barbosa also sat out Friday's game against the Magic, so he'll be missing a second straight game as he continues to work through an illness. With another few days off, he could be available for Tuesday's game against the Heat, but he'll likely need to log a full practice in order to be cleared. With Ronnie Price (leg) also doubtful, the Suns are going to be thin at point guard, which likely means a monster workload for Tyler Ulis.
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