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Afrustrated Quentin Grimes reached his boiling point after another scoreless game in the New York Knicks‘ 146-122 blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that eliminated them in the NBA In-Season Tournament.

After Tuesday’s loss, a disgruntled Grimes griped about his diminished role with sharp comments pointed at his Knicks teammates and coach Tom Thibodeau.

“It feels like if I don’t hit the shot, I’m coming out,” Grimes said via New York Post. “So every shot I shoot probably weighs like 100 pounds if I don’t make it, and our defense, it ain’t cutting it, so I know I ain’t going back in.”

The under-pressure starting wing, expected to notch another level after a breakout sophomore year, had seen his minutes and touches dipped amid his shooting slump.

“It’s just hard when you go the whole quarter without touching the ball, the whole second quarter without touching the ball, and then you get one shot and you got to make it,” Grimes said. “So it’s tough going out there and just standing in the corner the whole game. Then you got to make the shot when you shoot the ball one or two times per game. It is what it is.”

Grimes took only one attempt – an open corner 3-pointer – early in the third quarter and missed it. Immanuel Quickley replaced him with 5:31 left in the third quarter. And his night was over.

It was the third straight game Grimes did not play in the fourth quarter. He has only played in eight fourth quarters out of 18 games he had seen action this season.

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