Derrick Rose remains out for Knicks due to sprained left ankle

ByOhm Youngmisuk ESPN logo
Thursday, February 2, 2017

NEW YORK --Knickspoint guardDerrick Rosesat out his third straight game Wednesday night, a 95-90 win over the Brooklyn Nets, as he recovers from a sprained left ankle.

Kristaps Porzingisstarted the game after sitting out the Knicks' loss in Washington on Tuesday due to illness. According to Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek, Porzingis was throwing up before theWizardsgame.

Porzingis had 19 points and 12 rebounds on Wednesday night, rallying the Knicks to victory over their crosstown rivals.

Rose has not played since injuring his ankle against Charlotte last Friday. The point guard shed the protective boot he had been wearing on his left ankle on Wednesday.

"It feels all right," Rose said before the game. "No running yet."

Rose said he hopes to begin running Thursday and Friday. The Knicks play the Cavaliers at home on Saturday.

"I'm going to try to go next game," Rose said. "Every day it's improving. It's a process. I'm not rushing it. I'm getting a lot of treatment and resting it every day."