• Copeland nets 33, Prigioni sprains ankle in Knicks' win over Hawks

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Apr 21, 2013
    In Prigioni's spot, the Knicks are likely to go with Chris Copeland, though they could also use James White. The New York Knicks were without starting guard Pablo Prigioni in their playoff opener, going with rookie Chris Copeland against the Boston Celtics. Prigioni sprained his right ankle toward the end of the first quarter in Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Atlanta Hawks. New York Knicks starting point guard Pablo Prigioni did not play in Saturday afternoon's Game 1 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics due to an ankle sprain. Smith and Jason Kidd taking the night off, Woodson initially said the Knicks had eight available players. But he stuck with just six leaving starting point guard Raymond Felton in his warmup suit on the bench once Prigioni headed to the locker room after rolling his ankle on a drive to the basket with 55 seconds left in the first quarter. The 36-year-old Argentine had started 16 of the Knicks' final 17 games and was a key cog during the Knicks' 13-game winning streak late in the regular season. "There was times when we had movement and we had good looks that we just didn't make shots that really could have, I thought, could have broke the game open," Woodson said. "But we didn't make them.
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      New York Knicks starting guard Pablo Prigioni is questionable for Game 1 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics due to an ankle sprain.
      Source: ESPN.com
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