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Knicks PG Jalen Brunson playing through leg injury in Game 4 Sunday vs. 76ers



Update: Knicks fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief as Brunson returns three minutes into the fourth quarter. Let’s see if the guard can continue his impressive play down the stretch as the Knicks attempt to take a 3-1 lead in the series.

New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson went back to the locker room at the end of the third quarter in Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers after appearing to suffer a leg injury. Brunson has been a driving force for the Knicks this year, carrying the team offensively for much of the regular season and first round in the postseason. Brunson had a collision with Joel Embiid on a drive and then seemed to knock knees with Kyle Lowry at the end of the quarter.

New York has dealt with a lot of injuries this season and is down two more rotation players in this game with both Mitchell Robinson and Bojan Bogdanovic out, but Brunson’s status looms large. He’s been killing the 76ers Sunday with 38 points and 10 assists, so losing him for the rest of game would likely put New York’s offense in neutral. He’s also a solid defender, and that’s one side of the ball where the Knicks can’t afford much slippage in play.

If Brunson is unable to return, the Knicks will likely go with Donte DiVincenzo and Josh Hart as the primary guards with OG Anunoby getting more shots. DiVincenzo and Hart have been playing well this series and will likely take over as the team’s primary options but the hope is Brunson can return to finish what is shaping up to be a fantastic finish.

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