Knicks' Jalen Brunson sidelined again by left foot soreness

New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) pauses as his teammate takes a foul shot alongside guard Quentin Grimes (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson missed a second consecutive game because of a sore left foot, sitting out Tuesday night against the Charlotte Hornets.

Brunson had been listed as questionable to return, but Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said he still wasn't quite ready, saying the point guard's status was day to day.

The Knicks overcame Brunson's absence Sunday in Boston, when Immanuel Quickley moved into the starting lineup and scored a career-high 38 points in 55 minutes of a double-overtime victory that extended New York's winning streak to nine.

Brunson was the Eastern Conference player of the month in February. He's averaging 23.9 points.


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