The New York Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings, 112-99, on Sunday night at MSG. Unfortunately, the victory came at a price. Starting point guard Jalen Brunson went down early in the fourth quarter when Kings guard Davion Mitchell landed on his ankle. Brunson limped to the locker room and wouldn’t play again.
After the game, head coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed that Brunson suffered a sprained ankle.
It has been a rough few weeks from Brunson’s health. Even though he has yet to miss a game this season, he has had his share of nicks and bruises. He nearly missed a game with a quad contusion. He also went down hard in the first quarter on Sunday, but stayed in the game.
Coincidentally, Brunson was having his best game, at least statistically, of the Knicks’ recent four-game winning streak. At the time he went down, Brunson had 18 points on 7-14 shooting, three rebounds and three assists.
If Brunson should miss time, the big question is which guard will step up to replace him. Derrick Rose is out of the rotation, so it will probably be Immanuel Quickley or Miles McBride. Quickley wasn’t in the mood to discuss the starting PG spot after the game, however.
"My guy is hurt man, so I'm not really worried about who is starting and who is not. My teammate is down..."— Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) December 12, 2022
- Immanuel Quickley on if he may get more starts with Jalen Brunson hurt pic.twitter.com/7BSkShIRWq
Get well soon, Jalen. We need you point guarding!