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Jalen Brunson exits with knee injury in Knicks victory over Cavs

Kristian Winfield, New York Daily News on

Published in Basketball

The wins don’t get much bigger than this.

Jalen Brunson left Sunday’s matchup with an apparent knee injury on the game’s first possession, but the Knicks held on for a much-needed victory over the No. 2-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Brunson left the game on the Knicks’ opening possession.

The Knicks’ All-Star point guard came up hobbled after a mid-range pull-up jumper on New York’s first possession of the game on Sunday.

The Knicks were already down Julius Randle (dislocated right shoulder), OG Anunoby (right elbow surgery) and Mitchell Robinson (left ankle surgery) before team trainers helped Brunson to the locker room early into the first quarter.

 

Head coach Tom Thibodeau turned to reserve point guard Miles McBride, who played 47 minutes and finished with 16 points and five assists on four-of-nine shooting from downtown on the night.

CLEVELAND ALSO MISSED ALL-STAR GUARD DONOVAN MITCHELL SUNDAY NIGHT

Mitchell, who is averaging 28 points per game this season, missed his second straight game against the Knicks with a knee injury.

DIVO AND BOGEY STEPPED UP IN BRUNSON’S ABSENCE

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