Knicks’ Jalen Brunson wears walking shoe amid foot injury

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

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

ESPN also reported on its show that he was “unlikely” to make Tuesday’s road trip finale in Portland.

“Just keep doing his treatments and we will see where he is. When he’s ready to go, he’s ready to go,” Thibodeau said. “It’s not Jalen alone. It’s Jalen with the doctor. He therefore has his say, but the doctor must exonerate him. So there are a number of people involved in a decision. We’re not going to put him in danger.

“So if he’s cleared and feels good he’ll play. And if he needs more time he’ll get more 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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Jalen Brunson wore a walking boot as he treated his foot injury.
Jalen Brunson wore a walking boot as he treated his foot injury.
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Immanuel Quickley had a strong rebound game Saturday against the Clippers after two back-to-back poor outings on shooting, although he didn’t see it that way.

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

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

“Honestly, nothing has changed,” said Quickley, who finished with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting in the Knicks’ 112-108 win over the Lakers on Sunday. “Sometimes you make shots, sometimes you miss shots. But you can still control your energy level, your competitiveness and your spirit. So nothing has changed. »

LeBron James has missed his seventh straight game since injuring his right foot tendon on Feb. 26, but the Lakers have gone four of their previous six games without the four-time league MVP.

James, 38, is expected to be reassessed 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 Keels to a two-way contract.

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