Enes Kanter was not walking well when he left the locker room Saturday night in Houston. The back spasms that kept him out of the last two games weren’t stopping him from saying he will try to play Monday night, though.

“I might not be a hundred percent, but I think I’m going to try and play,” Kanter said. “I play with pain probably 95 percent of the season every season. If they think it’s not going to affect me in the long run, I’ll play. It doesn’t matter.”

By they, Kanter meant the Knicks’ doctors and medical staff. He said it’s their decision whether he can play against the Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden. But from the way Kanter was walking and talking, it didn’t sound promising.