Knicks Hopeful as Anunoby, Josh Hart Eye Game 7 Return vs. Pacers

The New York Knicks have updated the status of OG Anunoby to questionable for Game 7 after being officially ruled out. Josh Hart is also listed as questionable due to an abdominal strain, the team announced.

Hart sustained the abdominal strain during Game 7 against the Pacers and is hoping to push through the pain to play in the deciding game against Indiana on Sunday, according to The Athletics’ Shams Charania.

Anunoby plans to go through shootaround to determine whether it’ll be possible for him to return to the lineup tomorrow, reports’ Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. 

Ian Begley also reports that Anunoby has made progress in his rehab and is eager to be out there with his teammates in the win-or-go-home game against Indiana.

Anunoby has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury in the second half of Game 2. He has not played since then.

The timing of Anunoby’s injury was particularly concerning for the Knicks, as he was performing exceptionally well, scoring 28 points, grabbing four rebounds, and dishing out three assists, with a shooting performance of 10-of-19 from the field and 4-of-7 from three-point range in that game.

Before he was sidelined, the Knicks were up 2-0, but the Pacers found a way to come back from the deficit and win three games to one, tying the series at 3-3 in Anunoby’s absence.

The Knicks will need Anunoby to maintain his high level of play for the crucial Game 7 against the Pacers if he’s able to suit up, which will take place tomorrow evening at Madison Square Garden.

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