McGrady misses second half with sore knee

BY foxsports • February 28, 2010

Knicks guard Tracy McGrady missed the second half of the New York Knicks' 120-109 loss to Memphis on Saturday night because of a sore left knee.

Playing for the second time in two nights, McGrady logged 15 minutes in the first half, going scoreless while missing all three shots. Coach Mike D'Antoni said before the game he hoped McGrady could go 25-30 minutes, but would leave it up to the player.

McGrady said he wasn't concerned about the injury, but didn't want to take any further risks after feeling pain in the first half.

``Usually in the first half I'm pretty good, but tonight even the first couple of trips up the court I noticed that this wasn't my night,'' McGrady said.

McGrady is still working his way back into shape after microfracture knee surgery last February. He played six games for Houston in December, then wasn't active again until last Saturday, two days after the Knicks acquired him at the trade deadline.

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