New York Knicks Hopeful Star Forward Can Return For Game Two

The New York Knicks fought hard in Game 1 against the Miami Heat, but ultimately came up short following an off night from star point guard Jalen Brunson, but it's the health of All-NBA forward Julius Randle that may determine just how far this team can go in this series.

Reportedly, Randle was moving better in the days leading up to Game 1, but was ultimately too big of a risk following his second sprained ankle in a matter of weeks, but ahead of Game 2 and the series shifting to Miami for 3 and 4, the team are optimistic he will return.

Plenty of eyes will be on Jimmy Butler's availability for Game 2 as well, and if both teams can have their biggest stars on the floor, this is a series that could no doubt go the distance and provide some fantastic viewing for fans of these teams and neutrals alike.

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