Knicks will be without Raymond Felton (left hamstring) 'for a while'

Raymond Felton reacts in the first quarter of Raymond Felton reacts in the first quarter of a game against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 8, 2013) Photo Credit: Mike Stobe

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The Knicks already are preparing to be without Raymond Felton, and now his starting backcourt mate Iman Shumpert may join him in the trainer's room.

Shumpert suffered a bruised left knee after banging into Mike Dunleavy Jr. in the third quarter of Wednesday night's 83-78 win over the Bulls. Shumpert tore his left ACL in the 2012 playoffs, and missed the first 37 games last season rehabbing from it.

Mike Woodson called Shumpert "day-to-day," and said more would be known Thursday.

No timetable was given for Felton, who re-aggravated his left hamstring in Tuesday night's loss in Cleveland. But Woodson said he's not expecting his starting point guard to return anytime soon.

"They haven't given me how long but I don't think we're at a day-to-day right now," Woodson said. "He's going to probably be a little while."

Felton has been hampered by the hamstring since the preseason. Woodson started Pablo Prigioni at point guard. Beno Udrih was back in the rotation.

 

Kenyon returns

Kenyon Martin was back in the starting lineup after missing the past two games with a sore left ankle. Martin had seven rebounds and four blocks in 35 minutes. Three of the blocks came on the same possession.

 

Fast breaks

Carmelo Anthony had his 11th double-double, one more than all of last year. He's also led the Knicks in scoring in all 21 games, matching the longest streak since Allen Iverson did it in 2005. Anthony is the only player who has led his team in scoring every game this season.

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