Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson listed as probable for Sunday’s matchup with Celtics

Mitchell Robinson dunks on Andre Drummond
Mitchell Robinson dunks on Andre Drummond

The Knicks released an updated injury report on Saturday afternoon ahead of their Sunday matchup in Boston against the Celtics.

Centers Mitchell Robinson (contused right heel) and Nerlens Noel (sore lower back) are both probable to play. Meanwhile, guard Alec Burks is listed as doubtful with a sprained left ankle and guard Frank Ntilikina remains out with a sprained right knee.

Robinson started and played 28 minutes against Cleveland on Friday, but he clearly looked injured while he was on the floor. He scored just five points and grabbed six rebounds to go along three steals and a block, but he was outmatched by Andre Drummond, who put on a show with 33 points and 23 rebounds in the three-point Cavs win.

The 22-year-old big man has started all 13 games for the Knicks this season, averaging a career-high 30.2 minutes per game to go along with 8.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks.

Burks, meanwhile, hasn’t played since New York’s third game of the season, a 20-point win over Milwaukee on December 27. But when he’s been on the floor this season, he’s proven to be a good asset for the Knicks, as the veteran guard is averaging a career-high 20.7 points per game while shooting 66.7 percent from three in his three games.

Ntilikina hasn’t played since the Knicks’ fourth game of the season on December 29 against Cleveland, when he looked to injure himself in the first quarter but attempted to play through. On the season, he’s averaging 4.5 points, 1.0 rebound, and 0.8 assists.