CLEVELAND — Simply when the Knicks obtained again to full power for the primary time in weeks, they instantly have a brand new damage concern forward of Recreation 2 towards the Cavaliers.

Recreation 1 hero Josh Hart’s standing for Tuesday’s recreation is in query after he was restricted in apply Monday because of a sprained left ankle, based on Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau.

“We’ll see how he feels tomorrow,” Thibodeau stated. Normally with sprains like that, it’s extra how you are feeling the following day. He stated he felt nice within the recreation, so we’ll see the place he’s tomorrow.”

Josh Hart injured his ankle late in Recreation 1, placing his Recreation 2 standing in query.
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The Knicks’ key trade-deadline acquisition appeared to land on teammate Julius Randle’s foot following a tip-in by Cleveland heart Jarrett Allen late within the fourth quarter, one possession truly earlier than Hart nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:49 to play within the Knicks’ 101-97 victory.

Randle and Jalen Brunson had returned to the Knicks’ lineup for Recreation 1.

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Randle sat out the ultimate 5 video games of the common season with a sprained ankle, whereas Brunson performed in solely 4 of the ultimate 14 video games because of foot and hand accidents.

The 28-year-old Hart has not missed a recreation since becoming a member of the lineup following a Feb. 8 commerce from Portland.

He has emerged as a flexible and useful position participant off the bench, with the Knicks going 18-8 in his 26 appearances, together with Saturday’s victory within the sequence opener.

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osh Hart #3 of the New York Knicks puts up a shot
Hart emerged as a useful Knicks participant after coming over on the commerce deadline.
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“He [practiced] some. It was fairly mild. Simply obtained primarily therapy,” Thibodeau stated. “He did just a little little bit of what we have been doing. However extra psychological immediately, simply get therapy, and once more tomorrow, see the place he’s.”