The New York Knicks made history on Friday night by winning their first-ever In-Season Tournament game, and they did so without two starters. RJ Barrett missed his third straight game with a migraine, and Quentin Grimes missed his first game of the season with a sprained wrist.
Although the game got close at times, New York pulled away for a 120-99 win over Washington. The Wizards are one of the worst teams in the conference and the league. The Knicks will face another bottom East team on Saturday when they take on the 3-8 Hornets.
Like New York, Charlotte is on the second half of a back-to-back after hosting Milwaukee on Friday for the In-Season Tournament. The Bucks cruised to a 130-99 win with seven players scoring in double digits, while the Hornets were led by LaMelo Ball's 37 points (12-of-28).
Charlotte is dealing with several injuries but now has Miles Bridges back after he served a 10-game domestic violence suspension. He played in his first game of the season against Milwaukee.
Quentin Grimes' status for tonight's game vs. Hornets
Quentin Grimes (wrist) is listed as questionable.
UPDATE: Quentin Grimes is out.
RJ Barrett's status for tonight's game vs. Hornets
RJ Barrett (migraine) is listed as questionable.
UPDATE: RJ Barrett is available.
Projected starting lineups tonight
New York: Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo (if Quentin Grimes is out), Josh Hart (if RJ Barrett is out), Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson
Charlotte: LaMelo Ball, Brandon Miller, Gordon Hayward, P.J. Washington, Mark Williams
Knicks injury report
RJ Barrett (illness) and Quentin Grimes (wrist) are questionable.
UPDATE: RJ Barrett is available and Quentin Grimes is out.
Hornets injury report
Terry Rozier (groin), James Bouknight (knee), Frank Ntilikina (leg), and Cody Martin (knee) are out.
New York's next five opponents
New York will have one more stop in Minnesota before returning to MSG to host Miami.
Nov. 20 at Minnesota
Nov. 24 vs. Miami (In-Season Tournament)
Nov. 26 vs. Phoenix
Nov. 28 vs. Charlotte (In-Season Tournament)
Nov. 30 vs. Detroit