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Jalen Brunson sidelined with sore left foot in Knicks' win over Celtics

The Knicks' franchise guard was sidelined against the Celtics due to soreness in his left foot.

Jalen Brunson was named the February Eastern Conference player of the month.

BOSTON (AP) — Knicks guard Jalen Brunson missed the game against Boston on Sunday because of soreness in his left foot.

New York came into the game with an eight-game winning streak, matching its longest of the season.

Brunson was the Eastern Conference’s player of the month for February, averaging 27.3 points, six assists and shooting 52.9%

Immanuel Quickley scored a career-high 38 points, playing 55 minutes in place of injured starter Jalen Brunson, and the New York Knicks outlasted the Boston Celtics 131-129 in two overtimes Sunday night for their season-high ninth straight victory.

Boston came in having lost two of its last three games, including a 109-94 loss to the Knicks last Monday at Madison Square Garden when star Jayson Tatum was ejected for the first time in his career after getting two technical fouls.