Knicks lose star and the game

08 February 2018 04:01:08 GMTPlus11

The New York Knicks' season isn't over, but it might as well be as the Atlantic Division team lost their young star to injury on Tuesday.

Kristaps Porzingis went down after a dunk and it was confirmed after the game that the Knicks star had torn his ACL in his knee and will miss the remainder of the campaign and maybe even the start of next season.

Moreover, while players can and do come back from such a setback, it usually takes 18 months for them to return to their pre-injury level. This is a massive blow for the Knicks as they were already five games behind the Philadelphia 76ers in the race for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

On the court Milwaukee ran past the Knicks 103-89 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Leading the way for the Bucks was Giannis Antetokounmpo, as the 23-year-old power forward from Athens, Greece finished with a game-high 23 points while pulling down 11 rebounds and passing out six assists for a double-double for the contest.

Milwaukee are taking advantage of all of the trouble in the Eastern Conference, as the Bucks are now in fifth place in the East with a record of 30-23 and are only half-a-game behind the Washington Wizards and Cavaliers, 5.50 to win the NBA Championship outright, who are tied for third.

Enes Kanter will have to be the main option for the Knicks going forward, as the 25-year-old center from Zurich, Switzerland finished the contest with 19 points while grabbing 16 rebounds for a double-double for the game.

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