Mar 11, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis (85) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden. 76ers won 106-94. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
Baron Davis "tweaked" his right hamstring during last night's smothering of the Indiana Pacers. Mike Woodson announced during his post-game press conference that Baron would not make the trip to Indiana (where the Knicks have already arrived) for tonight's re-match (Woodson also referred to Baron's injured muscle as his "right ham"). He'll rest for the weekend and then, with luck, be ready to get back on the floor next week. Via Ian Begley:
Instead of traveling to Indiana, Davis will remain in New York on Saturday to receive treatment on the injury. He is optimistic about returning in time to play Tuesday against Toronto.
"It's nothing serious," Davis said. "I should be all right in a couple of days."
Woodson took the opportunity last night to reiterate (since there'd been some doubt in the papers) that Jeremy Lin is the starting point guard and Davis the back-up. He also mentioned Iman Shumpert as a third guard, which was indeed the move he made when Davis was down and Lin needed a breather last night. I guess this is where forcing Shump to start at point earlier in the year pays off a bit, eh?
For now, let's just hope that Shump and friends can cover for Davis while he's out. Baron gave the second unit a nice boost in last night's first half, and the Knicks'll probably need another big bench effort to hold off the Pacers again this evening.