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Shumpert to play Tuesday for Knicks after MRI shows no structural damage


It’s all good for Iman Shumpert. Or at least good enough for him to play in a crucial Game 4 for the Knicks Tuesday night.

After getting an MRI and having the orthopedic surgeon who did the surgery on Shumpert’s left knee take a look at everything, there is no structural damage, reports the New York Knicks.

Which means Shumpert will suit up on Tuesday night in Indiana in what is a virtual must-win game for the Knicks.

Coach Mike Woodson said before the game Shumpert would start.

They’ll need him and his defense — even though he shot just 3-for-10 last game (a Knicks loss), he had the best plus/minus of any Knicks starter (-5) because New Yorks defense on Paul George and George Hill is so much better.

Of course, we’ll see how well he moves. Expect the Pacers to go right at him a little bit early on and test that knee and his defense.

Indiana leads the best-of-seven series 2-1. A Pacers win Tuesday night makes them a virtual lock to advance, a Knicks win and it’s a best-of-3 series.

Draymond Green compares detractors to ‘a bitter female that’s just scorned’

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Doc Rivers said the Warriors got a lucky break not playing his Clippers or the Spurs in last year’s playoffs. He didn’t mean Golden State was lucky to win its championship, a point he made crystal clear. He just meant the Warriors got a lucky break. It doesn’t mean they wouldn’t have won, anyway. It doesn’t mean much of anything. Every championship team experiences luck.

Of course, the Warriors – particularly Draymond Green – are taking that as a slight.

Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group

You see? Because scorned bitter women are different than scorned bitter men. So very different – and worse. Much, much worse.

Unless Green is just trying to have the back of Klay Thompson, whose girlfriend apparently caught the shooting guard guard cheating. That’d probably make these comments even stranger.

Chris Paul, after breaking finger, intends to play in Clippers preseason game tomorrow

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Chris Paul broke his finger Saturday.

The initial diagnosis said the injury wasn’t serious.

Here’s confirmation.

Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times:

Paul obviously wouldn’t push it during the preseason. If the Clippers are allowing him to play, this can’t be bad.

Really, the most challenging aspect to this is grasping the concept that a broke finger can be a minor injury.