Another day for the Knicks, another small injury.
Kristaps Porzingis was removed from Sunday’s 117-83 loss to the Nets because of a sore hip. The Latvian said he felt the pain during the game, and it ratcheted up at halftime – prompting Porzingis to consult the trainer.
He did not play at all in the second half, finishing with six points in 16 minutes. The 22-year-old, who missed the previous game in Washington to rest, said he’ll get tested by a doctor early Monday morning.
The Knicks host the Rockets on Monday night. Porzingis doesn’t think the hip was the result of contact, but rather a consequence of poor posture.
“I believe there is tightness somewhere else, that’s why (my hip) got a little sore,” said Porzingis, who missed a practice last week because of a sore knee.
In addition to Porzingis sitting out the second half, Frank Ntilikina missed Sunday’s game with a sore knee. The rookie hasn’t played or practiced since suffering the injury in the preseason opener.