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Bettors backing the New York Knicks’ NBA title futures probably started second-guessing that decision Sunday afternoon.

In New York’s 107-98 win over Cleveland, star guard Jalen Brunson went down in the first minute of the game with a knee injury. Brunson went to the locker room and didn’t return to the game. 

Fortunately for the Knicks — and for bettors who are banking on Brunson helping New York hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy — the guard’s X-Rays were negative, and his non-contact injury is listed as a knee contusion.

However, when it comes to availability, he’s day-to-day. As a result, the Knicks’ title futures lengthened to +3200 from +2300 overnight.

Another market impacted by the Brunson injury news is NBA MVP.

Heading into the weekend, at +25000, Jalen was far from the favorite to win the award. After he missed a majority of Sunday’s game, his MVP odds lengthened to +34000.

“It’s gonna be a dog fight to stay in the top four,” host Craig Carton mentioned on Monday’s episode of The Carton Show.”

Can the Knicks survive without Brunson?

Can the Knicks survive without Brunson?

So far this season, Brunson is averaging 27.2 points and 6.6 assists per game, while shooting 40.7% from 3 and 47.7% from the field.

Are you still betting on New York to win it all despite the latest Brunson news?

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