The recap of New York's big win over the Bucks will be up soon enough. In the meantime, I've some very relieving news to share. Raymond Felton took a hard shot to his just-healed right hand in the second half and looked to be in quite a bit of agony. After sticking it out for a few minutes (avoiding right-handed dribbles all the while), he took a seat on the bench to ice the sore flipper, hanging his head and spiking a water bottle in frustration. Things did not look good.
And then, out of the blue, Felton sprung off the bench in the fourth quarter and made some beautiful right-handed plays-- a three, a lay-in, and a dazzling side-arm pass to Tyson Chandler-- to lead the Knicks to victory. Since Ray's perfectly capable of biting his lip and and playing through pain even with a pulverized paw, I was still a little worried after the game, but the Knicks did X-rays and found no damage*. He's probably got a bad bruise and the hand'll probably be sore for Saturday night's game against the Kings, but there's no break. Huuuuuuuge relief.
*I cannot vouch for the Knicks' X-ray equipment. For instance, it might be Xavier McDaniel staring at the afflicted body part with a pair of tinted paper glasses.