News Report: Despite recent shoulder soreness, Jalen Brunson is expected to play against the Suns.

Jalen Brunson’s complete participation in practice on Saturday, just a day after the Knicks’ starting point guard battled through shoulder soreness during the team’s stunning comeback victory against the Heat, did not surprise Tom Thibodeau.

Officially, Brunson is expected to play in Sunday’s home game against the Suns.

Thibodeau had earlier on Saturday remarked, “I don’t know what medical will say, but he went through practice, he did his shooting, he did his whole routine.” “So I think he’ll be ready unless something comes up,”

With 2:56 left in the game, Bam Adebayo hit Brunson on his non-shooting shoulder, causing him to wince in pain. Despite this, Brunson continued to play and assisted the Knicks in finishing a comeback from a 21-point deficit.

According to Thibodeau, “it’s probably more his mental toughness than it is his physical toughness.” He never skips a day of work. He continues, saying that we’re lucky in that aspect. It has always been a part of his makeup.

The 13-time All-Star forward’s availability is less certain after he missed Friday’s victory in Memphis due to foot pain. Durant plays forward for the Suns.

Durant is officially rated as doubtful and practiced on Saturday in New York. Quad, a fellow former Net Yuta, is likewise marked as dubious.

The Suns, who have won their past six games, are led by Durant, who is averaging 31.6 points, and Devin Booker, who is just behind him at 29.6. However, import guard Bradley Beal is still out due to a back ailment.

They have a lot going on. We have to play at our best because of the constant pressure of the shooting that is going on around them, Thibodeau added.

“You can defend Durant and Booker very well, but they’re shot producers, as you are aware. You just want to put in as much effort as you can to get a guy like that.

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