The Knicks return to the Star Game against the Pacers

START OF THE THIRD QUARTER UPDATE: Jalen Brunson is back to start the second half

The Knicks, their fans inside The Garden and everyone else could breathe a huge sigh of relief as Brunson returned to the game to start the third quarter.

UPDATE: Jalen Brunson returns to the court for halftime warmups

Brunson returned to the court for halftime warmups to a huge ovation and chants of “MVP!” He was welcomed with slogans. From the crowd.

Jalen Brunson exits Game 2

Jalen Brunson has been on a tear in the playoffs, but now there are some questions about the Knicks’ star guard’s status for the rest of Game 2.

Brunson left his team’s game against the Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals late in the first quarter on Wednesday night. The team later announced that Brunson was questionable to return due to a sore right leg.

It is unclear when the injury occurred.

Brunson went back to the locker room after leaving the game. His father and Knicks assistant coach Rick Brunson later left the bench, while team captain Leon Rose was absent from his seat in the second quarter.

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Rick Brunson and Rose then returned, while Jalen Brunson remained in the locker room.

Branson had five points when he left the game.

Coming into Game 2, Brunson had scored 40 points in four consecutive playoff games (he had scored 39 points in the game prior to that streak).

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Without Brunson, the Knicks are clearly going to face an uphill climb.

But the team and its fans as a whole now believe that the injury is not serious.

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