Knicks’ Jalen Brunson wears walking boot amid foot injury


LOS ANGELES – Jaylen Brunson (injured left foot) sat out the second straight Sunday during the Knicks’ 112-108 win over the Lakers after leaving the opener of the team’s four-game road trip at halftime Thursday night in Sacramento. Sat out for the game.

Coach Tom Thibodeau said Brunson is day-to-day, but he was wearing a walking boot on the bench Sunday night.

ESPN also said during his broadcast that he is “likely” to play in Tuesday’s road trip finale in Portland.

“Just keep treating him and we’ll see where he’s at. When he’s ready to go, he’s ready to go,” Thibodeau said. “This is not Jalen himself. This is Jalen with the medical. So he has a say in it, but the medical has to clear him. So there are many people involved in a decision. We’re not going to put him in harm’s way.

“So if he gets cleared and he feels good, he will play. And if he needs more time, he’s going to get more time and it’s not just Jalen, it’s all of our players.

Jalen Brunson missed his second straight game on Sunday.
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Jaylen Brunson wore a walking boot while nursing her foot injury.
Jaylen Brunson wore a walking boot while nursing her foot injury.
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Emmanuel Quickley had a strong bounce-back game Saturday against the Clippers after two straight poor shooting outings, though he didn’t see it that way.

Quickley scored a team-best 26 points and added 10 rebounds while starting in place of Brunson, though the Knicks dropped their third straight game after winning their last nine.

Quickley, the Knicks’ regular sixth man, had missed 21 of 27 shot attempts — and 14 of 18 from 3-point range — over the last two games after scoring a career-high 38 points in 55 minutes in double overtime last Sunday. Victory in Boston.

“Nothing’s changed, honestly,” said Quickley, who scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting in the Lakers’ 112-108 win over the Knicks on Sunday. “Sometimes you make shots, sometimes you miss shots. But you can always control your energy level, competitiveness and your emotions. So nothing has changed.”

LeBron James missed his seventh consecutive game after suffering a tendon injury in his right foot on Feb. 26, but the Lakers have had four of their past six without the four-time league MVP.

James, 38, is expected to be reevaluated in about two weeks, according to the team. Anthony Davis (foot) was available for the Lakers.

The Knicks waived center Moses Brown and signed second-round pick Trevor Keals to a two-way contract.

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