As the Knicks prepare to hit the floor for a Game 4 tilt against the Pacers, there was significant news out of Tuesday’s shootaround in Indianapolis. Head coach Mike Woodson provided updates on J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin, and Iman Shumpert while his squad trails the Pacers 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Smith and Martin appeared at shootaround after missing the previous two practices due to illness. Smith was dealing with a 102-degree temperature prior to Game 3 and Martin was taking precautionary measures when he started suffering from the same symptoms following the loss on Saturday night.
Kenyon won't share symptoms "don't matter" said it was good to get rest, get healthy, said its playoffs-would have played games last 2 days.— Tina Cervasio (@TinaCervasio) May 14, 2013
Shumpert told reporters on Monday that in his mind he is definitely playing in Game 4. His left knee was swollen and sore after a couple of awkward falls in Saturday’s contest. This morning, Woodson explained to reporters that Shumpert’s left knee will be evaluated by the same orthopedic surgeon that performed the surgery on his torn ACL last season.
An orthopedic is flying in to evaluate Shumpert's left knee. Woodson says its swollen and "They will direct me...where to go w Iman" #Knicks— Tina Cervasio (@TinaCervasio) May 14, 2013
Shumpert, Smith, and Martin are listed as questionable for tonight’s game at 7 PM. Follow @nyknicks for all the latest updates leading up to the contest.