The New York Knicks look to square their second-round series against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, but the injury bug has reared its head.
The Knicks are already sweating on the health of All-Star forward Julius Randle, who missed Game 1 with a sprained ankle, and now point guard Jalen Brunson has joined him on the injury report.
How serious is Brunson's injury? The Sporting News has the latest updates below.
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What is Jalen Brunson's injury?
Brunson is officially listed as 'questionable' on the Knicks' injury report ahead of Game 2 with a sore right ankle.
Jalen Brunson (sore right ankle) and Julius Randle (sprained left ankle) are questionable for Game 2.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) May 1, 2023
It's unclear when the injury occurred in Game 1, with Brunson recording 25 points, seven assists, and five rebounds, however, he struggled shooting the ball, going 0-for-7 from the 3-point line.
“Today I was horrific. It’s very uncharacteristic by me. This one’s on me. I got to be better, and I will be better,” Brunson said after Game 1.
“Inside the 3-point line, I was pretty efficient. Outside the 3-point line, I was terrible. They’re a good team, great [defensively], well coached, experienced.
This is a new injury for Brunson, who missed 10 of the final 14 games of the regular season with foot and hand injuries that he has been playing through in the postseason.
Through six playoff games, Brunson is averaging 24.2 points, 5.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.0 steals in 38 minutes per game.
How long will Jalen Brunson be out?
It's unclear if Brunson will miss any time with the injury and will likely be a game-time decision ahead of Game 2.
"There were key moments in the game where you need to finish strong and be strong, and that starts with me. Today I was horrific. Very uncharacteristic of me and this one is on me. I got to get better"— Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) April 30, 2023
- Jalen Brunson on what separated Miami from them today pic.twitter.com/1BoR97fLDg
In 14 games without Brunson in the lineup this season, the Knicks were a .500 team, going 7-7.
Knicks vs. Heat schedule
Here is the complete schedule for the second-round series between New York and Miami, with games airing on TNT, ABC, and ESPN, if necessary.
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|Date||Game/Result||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|April 30||Heat 108, Knicks 101||1 p.m.||ABC|
|May 2||Game 2||7:30 p.m. at Knicks||TNT|
|May 6||Game 3||3:30 p.m. at Heat||ABC|
|May 8||Game 4||7:30 p.m. at Heat||TNT|
|May 10||Game 5*||TBD at Knicks||TNT|
|May 12||Game 6*||TBD at Heat||ESPN|
|May 15||Game 7*||8 p.m. at Knicks||TNT|