Major injury updates on OG Anunoby and Jalen Brunson may spell doom for Knicks in Game 3 versus Pacers

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Ahead of Game 3 in their series against the Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks fans received an update on the health of OG Anunoby and Jalen Brunson that is sure to diminish hopes of taking a 3-0 series lead on Friday.

Knicks vs. Pacers is not among the NBA games today as the two playoff teams got a much-needed rest day on Thursday. The rest was especially important for New York because they have been inundated with injuries over the last week.

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They already began the playoffs with All-Star Julius Randle, but in their first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers they lost bench ace Bojan Bogdanovic for the season. After Game 1 against the Pacers a new ankle injury ended center Mitchell Robinson’s year. And then a pair of major injuries occurred in Game 2 on Wednesday.

Jalen Brunson missed all of the second quarter with a foot injury but was able to return and again have a massive impact on another win. However, star 3-and-D man OG Anunoby came up lame in the third with a hamstring injury and did not return.

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Well, the team updated the status of both men for Game 3 on Thursday and it is not good. The Knicks revealed today that OG Anunoby is officially out for Friday’s game with a hamstring strain. Furthermore, according to SNY, the team fears he has an injury that could sideline him for the rest of the series. His absence is sure to play a massive role in the series since the team is 25-5 when he is in the lineup.

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Yet that’s not where the bad news ends. The Thursday injury report all listed Jalen Brunson as questionable in their next playoff game. The All-Star was able to gut through the injury and play, and he may have to do it again on Friday. But with Anunoby out and Brunson a bit compromised, the deck continues to be stacked against the Knicks.

Game 3 of the Knicks vs. Pacers takes place in Indiana at 7 PM ET on ESPN.

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