The Knicks are set to play the second half of a back-to-back Monday against the Magic on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a meaningful game for Reggie Bullock. “Using my platform, I have to bring awareness to a lot of social issues going on throughout America,” Bullock said. “I think it’s big for us playing that day. I’m very proud to be doing it, to be playing with my team and competing. The Knicks are a huge franchise. It’s great for us to use our platform and play for a great organization.”We play on MLK Day to continue to bring awareness to all the social issues going on in America right now.” We play on MLK Day to continue to bring awareness to all the social issues going on in America right now.”
April 17, 2021 | 6:00 pm EDT Update
Josh Lewenberg: Nurse on OG Anunoby: “He’s super hungry, he’s super motivated to be a really good player at both ends of the floor. He’s working, he’s studying, his conditioning is amazing, his care for his body is amazing. He wants it really badly.”
Josh Lewenberg: VanVleet on the play-in: “If we’re not in it then it’s stupid & it was a bad decision… But if somehow we make the play-in then obviously that type of mentality is not gonna work for you. I see both sides of it… I hope they make all the money they were looking to make off it”
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets guard John Wall listed as out in Orlando tomorrow, the first game of a back-to-back, for injury management. With Brown, Augustin, Gordon, House, Nwaba also out, Rockets down to three guards, Porter Jr., Bradley, Brooks.
Tony East: Doug McDermott and Myles Turner are both questionable for Pacers-Hawks tomorrow. Kris Dunn, Danilo Gallinari, De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, and Tony Snell are out for the Hawks. John Collins is questionable.
April 17, 2021 | 5:48 pm EDT Update
Casey Holdahl: Injury report: @Damian Lillard is OUT for Sunday’s game “right hamstring tendinopathy.” Second straight game he’ll miss after sitting out Friday’s win in San Antonio.