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David Fizdale benches Frank Ntilikina

Knicks guard Trey Burke didn’t return to the game after landing awkwardly and leaving in the first quarter with a sprained right knee, though X-rays were negative. Even so, second-year guard Frank Ntilikina didn’t get off the bench, marking the first time this season the second-year guard was out of the rotation entirely. “Coach’s decision, but as you could see with these guys, none of them are ever in the dungeon,” David Fizdale said. “[Ntilikina] was the example of my postgame speech because if you watched our bench tonight, he was the most energetic, the first one up, the first one rooting guys on, the one making sure people knew what they were supposed to do coming out of timeouts. “And that’s not easy when you’ ...