Knicks All-Star Jalen Brunson helped off with knee injury vs. Cavs

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Monday, March 4, 2024

CLEVELAND -- New York Knicks All-Star guard Jalen Brunson had to be helped off the floor Sunday with a left knee injury sustained early in the first quarter against theCleveland Cavaliers.

Brunson, who averages 27.2 points per game, appeared to hurt himself while attempting a jump shot over Cleveland's Isaac Okoro. Brunson came off a screen near the foul and raised up without any contact.

Brunson, 27, immediately grabbed his left leg and fell to the floor. He sat for several moments before being helped to the locker room.

The Knicks said he wasquestionable to return with a sore knee.

An elite scorer, Brunson has been carrying the Knicks, who are currently without starters Julius Randle, center Mitchell Robinson and guardOG Anunobybecause of injuries.

Brunson is in his second season with the Knicks, who signed him to a four-year, $104 million contract as a free agent in 2022. Brunson spent his first four NBA seasons with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.