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Jalen Brunson starts for Knicks in Game 3 despite injured right foot

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Jalen Brunson starts for Knicks in Game 3 despite injured right foot
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Jalen Brunson  is averaging a league-high 35.6 factors within the postseason.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson began Recreation 3 in opposition to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night time regardless of having a sore proper foot.

The All-Star is averaging a league-high 35.6 factors within the postseason, main the Knicks to a 2-0 lead within the Japanese Convention semifinals. Brunson was injured late within the first quarter Wednesday night time however returned within the second half and helped the Knicks rally for a 130-122 victory.

Brunson is irreplaceable for the severely short-handed Knicks. He totaled 72 factors and 12 assists within the first two video games in opposition to Indiana.

New York already had dominated out ahead OG Anunoby with an injured left hamstring and it’s unclear if he’ll be obtainable for Sunday’s Recreation 4. He left Wednesday’s recreation within the third quarter and didn’t return.

“OG did journey with us,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau stated, noting Anunoby got here alongside partly to proceed getting therapy. “In case you get nicked up within the recreation, your rehab is mainly your recreation, so that you get therapy 3 times a day and simply preserve working at that.”

New York forwards Bojan Bogdanovic (left foot) and Julius Randle (proper shoulder) and heart Mitchell Robinson (left ankle) are out for the remainder of the playoffs.

Two-time All-Star Tyrese Haliburton began Recreation 3 for the Pacers. He had been listed as questionable with again spasms.

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