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Knicks Veteran Will Be Out For Game 2 With Injury

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The New York Knicks’ inspiring run continued on Monday when they came from behind to win Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Indiana Pacers, 121-117.

As usual, rebounding was a big factor for them, but they will be without one of their leaders on the boards for Game 2 on Wednesday.

Big man Mitchell Robinson will not play in Game 2 as the Knicks look to manage his left ankle, per New York Basketball.

Mitchell Robinson OUT Game 2 (left ankle injury management) pic.twitter.com/YfgL65i4Tf

— New York Basketball (@NBA_NewYork) May 7, 2024

Robinson originally injured that ankle in December and had to undergo surgery as a result, and although he was expected to miss the rest of the season, he returned in late March.

He had been New York’s starting center prior to his injury, but since his injury, they have gone with Isaiah Hartenstein in that spot, while Robinson has come off the bench and seen his playing time drop.

Robinson is a beast on the boards, and he is a major part of how New York was able to claim the second seed in the Eastern Conference and get to this point.

The Pacers led the league in points in the paint during the regular season, and thus the Knicks will also miss Robinson’s ability to block shots and protect the rim.

The Knicks are already short-handed in their frontcourt, as three-time All-Star Julius Randle, who can play some small-ball center, has been out since midseason because of a shoulder injury.

Regardless, this series should be riveting, and it has been billed as a revival of the fierce rivalry the Knicks and Pacers enjoyed back in the 1990s.

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