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Shumpert to play Tuesday for Knicks after MRI shows no structural damage

May 14, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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It’s all good for Iman Shumpert. Or at least good enough for him to play in a crucial Game 4 for the Knicks Tuesday night.

After getting an MRI and having the orthopedic surgeon who did the surgery on Shumpert’s left knee take a look at everything, there is no structural damage, reports the New York Knicks.

Which means Shumpert will suit up on Tuesday night in Indiana in what is a virtual must-win game for the Knicks.

Coach Mike Woodson said before the game Shumpert would start.

They’ll need him and his defense — even though he shot just 3-for-10 last game (a Knicks loss), he had the best plus/minus of any Knicks starter (-5) because New Yorks defense on Paul George and George Hill is so much better.

Of course, we’ll see how well he moves. Expect the Pacers to go right at him a little bit early on and test that knee and his defense.

Indiana leads the best-of-seven series 2-1. A Pacers win Tuesday night makes them a virtual lock to advance, a Knicks win and it’s a best-of-3 series.

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