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Is Jalen Brunson playing for the Knicks on Tuesday in Game 2 vs. the Heat?

The Knicks PG has an ankle injury. We break down and update you on his status for Game 2 vs. Miami.

2023 NBA Playoffs - Miami Heat v New York Knicks
Jalen Brunson of the New York Knicks looks on during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on April 30, 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

The New York Knicks will try to level their second-round series with the Miami Heat when the two teams meet in Game 2 Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. An unexpected injury popped up on the report ahead of the contest, with Jalen Brunson seemingly having an ankle issue after playing 40 minutes in Game 1. Here’s the latest on his status for Tuesday’s contest.

Jalen Brunson injury updates

7 p.m. ET update: Brunson is officially listed as available for the Knicks.

Brunson has officially been listed as questionable, so there’s some doubt as to whether he’ll be able to suit up. There were no clear indications he suffered this injury in Game 1, but the workload could be a lot for the point guard after playing heavy minutes down the stretch of the regular season. It seems like Brunson will eventually play, but don’t expect a ruling until the game gets closer.

If Brunson cannot suit up, Immanuel Quickley will take over as the lead point guard. Derrick Rose might also see some minutes but Quickley and Quentin Grimes are more likely to lead the backcourt.