• Kristaps Porzingis (right ankle sprain) did not attend Saturday’s practice and is home sick, while Frank Ntilikina (left ankle sprain) practiced on a limited basis.

    Two days ago, Porzingis was really hoping to be ready for this game and said “they call me ‘the lizard’ because I recover so quickly from things.” The sprain did not look good on tape but it’s encouraging that he sounded so optimistic. Ntilikina is currently outside the standard league realm due to low minutes and shooting only 34.3 percent from the field, but his 1.4 steals in 19.0 minutes is definitely intriguing. His playing time should slowly increase as the year goes on. Ramon Sessions could find himself playing over 20 minutes again on Sunday if Ntilikina is ruled out. Lance Thomas played over 20 minutes for the first time in 10 games with Porzingis getting hurt only three minutes into the game on Friday.

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