Frank Ntilikina left Friday's game against the Lakers after registering just one minute of action following a left ankle strain in the first quarter. X-rays came back negative, but the sophomore point guard will not return to action. Ntiliknia grabbed one rebound and had one turnover before exiting.
Frank Ntilikina (strained left ankle) will not return to tonight's game at LA. X-rays were negative.- NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 5, 2019
The news is a blow to Ntiliknia who has been fighting for playing time, but came off one of his better performances in the Knicks previous loss to the Nuggets where he finished with 10 points on 2-of-3 shooting from deep. We'll await David Fizdale's response for furthers updates after Friday's game against the Lakers.