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Jalen Brunson listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with a quad contusion

Uh oh.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at New York Knicks Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks wasted the momentum of a 3-2 road trip by dropping a deuce on the MSG court Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Not every Knick was pooping on the court, however. Point guard Jalen Brunson put together another standout performance, with 32 points, five rebounds and four assists. Brunson is so clearly the Knicks’ best player at this point, it’s almost ridiculous. Where would they be without him?

Hold that thought...

Oh, crap. Brunson missed Saturday’s practice with a quad contusion, presumably suffered in Friday’s loss. He’s now listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at MSG against the Grizzlies. He joins fellow point guard Derrick Rose on the questionable list, along with Cam Reddish.

A quad contusion doesn’t sound like a long-term injury, thank goodness. But Brunson is so important to this team. If he misses Sunday’s game, it would be a lot to overcome, particularly against a tough (albeit injury-depleted) Grizzlies squad.

Heal up, Jalen. We need you.