Start line guard Jalen Brunson missed his second consecutive recreation Tuesday evening for the Knicks with a sore left foot, however Immanuel Quickley couldn’t publish one other starring efficiency.

Quickley, who performed 55 minutes and scored 38 factors in Sunday’s double-overtime win in Boston, managed simply 14 on 5-for-16 capturing in Tuesday’s 112-105 streak-busting loss to the Hornets on the Backyard.

“Clearly we had a double-overtime recreation however I’ve gotta play higher than that,” Quickley stated. “However we’ll study from it, I do know I’ll. Take a look at the movie, see how we get higher and transfer on to the subsequent recreation in opposition to [Sacramento on Thursday].

“I’m high quality. Ain’t no excuse. Simply received to seek out methods to win the sport. We did it in Boston. So simply gotta do it each evening we will.”

Tom Thibodeau stated Brunson was “significantly better in the present day” however “not prepared but” to return to the lineup. He added that Brunson is predicted to accompany the Knicks on their four-game western journey.

Immanuel Quickley, who scored simply 14 factors, drives to the basket in the course of the Knicks’ 112-105 loss to the Hornets.
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Requested if the $104 million level guard could be playable if Tuesday’s recreation was a playoff contest, Thibodeau responded, “I go away that as much as the medical employees and the participant. To me, I do know he’ll play if he can play and if the medical individuals and he feels that he wants one other day, then we give him the day. We love our depth. The following man, get in there and get it finished.”

Obi Toppin hit a key 3-poiner late within the fourth quarter, however he completed 1-for-4 from lengthy distance and is mired in a 7-for-39 capturing hunch from past the arc over his previous 13 appearances.

“Simply, for those who’re open, shoot it,” Thibodeau stated. “I believe he had a terrific drive within the Boston recreation on a closeout. So simply learn the sport, the sport will inform you what to do.

“I believe we’re capturing a extremely good proportion from three the final 10, too. I believe everybody shares in that accountability, it’s not essentially one man.”

LaMelo Ball (ankle) and Cody Martin (knee) have been out for the Hornets.