New York Knicks Guard Doubtful for Game 5

The New York Knicks are on their last legs in their second-round matchup with the Miami Heat, and they may have to make a stand without their crucial sixth man. The team has declared Immanuel Quickley doubtful for Game 5 due to his left ankle sprain. Quickley missed Game 4 due to the injury, a 109-101 win for the Heat. He played a little over 20 minutes in the Knicks' Game 3 105-86 loss to the Heat. He struggled with his shot, hitting a mere four of 12 field goal attempts on his way to 12 points. He was also limited to a mere nine minutes in Game 2, hitting three of seven for six total points.

Quickley progressed in leaps and bounds this season for the Knicks, setting career highs in points per game (14.9), true shooting percentage (.578), and starts (21). Unfortunately, it's been a postseason to forget for the third-year player: he's down to 9.0 points per game with an ugly .481 true shooting percentage.

The Knicks have done well to come as far as they have: they've already won their first playoff series since 2013 and only their second since 2000. But things are looking bleak: their only win in the series came with Heat superstar Jimmy Butler on the bench. Barring a dramatic turn of events, the Knicks' feel-good season could come to an end in Game 5. They trail 3-1 in the series.

The Knicks host the Heat for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference second-round series on Wednesday night at 7:30 PM ET.

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