MIAMI — The Knicks’ already-problematic bench could also be with out its prime weapon Monday night time.

After struggling a sprained left ankle within the Knicks’ ugly Sport loss 3, Sixth Man of the Yr runner-up Immanuel Quickley is listed as uncertain for an important Sport 4 at Kaseya Middle.

“ ‘Fast’ is day-to-day,” coach Tom Thibodeau mentioned. “So we’ll see the place he’s [Monday].”

The sprain occurred when Quickley and the Warmth’s Bam Adebayo have been each going after a free ball.

The Knicks’ guard obtained there first, and Adebayo fell onto his foot.

Quickley instantly went down and held his ankle, in apparent discomfort.

After the sport, Quickley mentioned he was in ache and was unsure of his standing shifting ahead.

If Quickley can’t play, that might probably imply Miles McBride coming into the rotation.

Immanuel Quickley was listed as uncertain for Sport 4 resulting from an ankle harm.
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Thibodeau didn’t rule out utilizing one in all his benched veterans, Derrick Rose or Evan Fournier, however didn’t supply a lot perception into how doable that’s.

Each gamers have been sitting out for fairly a while and would have a substantial quantity of rust to shake off.

The duo have solely appeared in mop-up responsibility in current months.

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“All the things’s on the desk,” Thibodeau mentioned. “We’ll see the way it unfolds.”

The Knicks’ bench, one in all their strengths in the course of the common season and the primary spherical of the playoffs, has been outplayed by the Warmth’s reserves.

Over the primary three video games, Miami’s second unit is outscoring the Knicks’ bench by a median of 10.7 factors per sport, and now Thiboddeau’s group could also be with out its prime reserve.

The Knicks could turn to Miles McBride in its rotation for Game 4 against the Heat.
The Knicks might add Miles McBride to their rotation for Sport 4 in opposition to the Warmth.
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The Knicks are combating in opposition to historical past with the best way the primary three video games of this collection have gone. They’re 0-7 after dropping Sport 1 at dwelling and have dropped 5 straight Sport 4 contests on the highway. Their final win on this state of affairs? Manner again in 1995.

The Warmth listed Jimmy Butler (proper ankle) and Caleb Martin (again) as questionable.

Each are anticipated to play.