Raymond Felton maintains that he's day-to-day

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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HOUSTON - Raymond Felton said he's been running the last couple of days, but other than that, he was very vague and wouldn't reveal anything about his progress in recovering from what the Knicks are calling a strained right groin.

"One day at a time," he said. "No information is going to be given out. One day at a time. That's all I got for you."

Felton suffered the injury Dec. 23 in Orlando, and after the game, he said he "heard a pop." The Knicks have said he has had no further tests.

Felton said he "could possibly" go through the Knicks' next practice. When he was asked if he's relatively close to returning or a couple of weeks away, he said, "I'm day-to-day. I like how you twisted that. It was smart. But no, day-to-day, that's all I got for you."

Kenyon Martin didn't play Friday night because of a sore ankle.

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Shoot, J.R.

Mike Woodson said he was "close" to pulling J.R. Smith out of Thursday's win in San Antonio in the fourth quarter just before he hit a big shot. To that point, Smith had attempted only two field goals and looked completely out of it. Assistant coach Darrell Walker approached Woodson during the game and suggested he remove Smith.

"I was about to go with Timmy [Hardaway Jr.] at the time," Woodson said. "Then he hit the shot and I said, 'Go sit down, Darrell.' ''

When Smith took one shot in a game in Boston, it was viewed as some type of protest. Thursday was the first game since his brother Chris was waived, and J.R. admitted to being upset. But he hit two big shots against the Spurs and made the pass to Iman Shumpert that led to his three-pointer with 39.1 seconds left.

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