Tim Hardaway Jr. missed Knicks practice Sunday with a sore left foot and is officially questionable for Monday’s home game against the floundering Clippers.
Hardaway first started feeling the pain — which he described as “inside the bottom, in the arch area” — after the Knicks’ win over the Jazz on Wednesday.
“Woke up the next morning, started to walk around, and it just didn’t feel right,” Hardaway said Sunday at the Knicks practice facility in Westchester. “Came here, practiced on it, it kind of bothered me, so I just limited myself in practice that day.”
Tim Hardaway Jr. is trying to manage his sore left foot.
Hardaway tried to play through the injury Friday night at the Raptors but pulled himself from the game late in the fourth quarter when the pain and discomfort increased.
“It was good in the beginning of the game,” said Hardaway, who is second on the Knicks in scoring at 17.5 points per game. “But towards the second half, I started to feel it a lot more.”
In hindsight, Hardaway regrets trying to play on the injured foot.
“Me continuing to play on it, it got worse. Just not really taking it serious,” Hardaway said. “I’m thinking, ‘I’m strong enough, I’m able enough to go out there and compete, so I don’t feel nothing as bad, so no need for me to get it right.’ But it got worse and worse, and once I started feeling it after the Utah game, that next morning when I came back to practice, that’s when I let them know that it was bothering me. And I’ve never had it before. This is the first time for me. So it’s different.”
Hardaway said he spent Sunday’s practice doing spot shooting and riding the exercise bike. He’ll continue to undergo treatment, including the cold and hot tubs and laser technology, before testing the foot out at Monday morning’s shootaround.
“It feels better, a lot better,” Hardaway said.
Jeff Hornacek said the trainers tried to add padding in Hardaway’s shoe during Sunday’s practice to provide “a little cushion.”
“I don’t think he liked it,” Hornacek said. “He thought it made it worse. So they’ll figure something out, and we’ll see tomorrow.”
Kristaps Porzingis is sticking to his story that his Twitter was hacked this summer.
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In the spring, a couple weeks after Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with Phil Jackson, a tweet appeared on the Latvian’s Twitter page — “LA Clippers” with three smiling emojis.
After the fact, Porzingis said his account was hacked. And as the Knicks prepare to play the Clippers on Monday night at the Garden, Porzingis still doesn’t know what happened.
“I have no idea. I wish I had the answer. I was in Barcelona at that moment, and one of my friends was like, ‘Yo, did you just tweet that?’ Porzingis said. “I had both phones with me. It’s still to this a day a mystery what that was.”