MIAMI — Reinforcements don’t seem like coming for the Knicks’ backcourt.

Immanuel Quickley is listed as uncertain with a sprained left ankle, the group introduced Thursday, making Sport 6 seemingly the third straight sport the super-sub will miss.

With out Quickley, coach Tom Thibodeau went along with his beginning backcourt of Jalen Brunson and Quentin Grimes for a full 48 minutes in Wednesday’s Sport 5 victory on the Backyard.

Grimes was briefly shaken up within the fourth quarter after bumping knees with Warmth large man Bam Adebayo, however he stayed within the sport. He wasn’t listed on the harm report.

Grimes and Brunson turned the primary Knicks duo to play a full 48 minutes in a playoff sport since Jerry Lucas and Walt “Clyde” Frazier in 1972.

“It says quite a bit about them,” Thibodeau stated.

Requested if he deliberate to function the identical method on Friday evening in Miami, the Knicks’ coach stated: “We’ll see what Sport 6 brings. If it requires them to try this, then I’m not afraid to do it. If we have now different gamers out there, we’ll simply see the way it goes.”

Immanuel Quckley.
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Comply with The Publish’s protection of the Knicks vs. Warmth NBA playoff collection

There was one frequent denominator within the Knicks’ two wins on this collection: Dominance on the glass. Of their victories in Sport 2 and Sport 5, they’ve out-rebounded the Warmth by 16 in every contest. It was a serious a part of the Knicks’ success of their five-game, opening-round collection win over the Cavaliers.

“The rebounding is large on this sport,” Thibodeau stated after Wednesday evening’s win. “I believe clearly we gotta get our turnovers down. However I believe that the rebounding, that’s an enormous a part of our protection, and we gotta proceed to make it possible for we prioritize it.”

The Warmth listed Jimmy Butler (sprained proper ankle), Caleb Martin (again contusion) and Haywood Highsmith (left knee tendinitis) all as possible.