Notes: Felton's finger; Kidd's play

February, 2, 2013
2/02/13
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Near the end of the third quarter, Samuel Dalembert's knee wasn't so kind to Raymond Felton's right pinky.

Dalembert's knee banged Felton's finger and the point guard looked to be in considerable pain. He was subbed out and Knicks' head athletic trainer Roger Hinds treated him with an ice pack. But Felton wasn't done. He checked back in with 8:10 to play in the fourth quarter, and helped the Knicks outscore the Bucks 22-13 down the stretch.

Afterward, Felton had an X-ray and he said "everything is good."

"It's sore, but I'll be alright though," said Felton, who's looking forward to the All-Star break to rest his finger. He hopes that he won't have to wear any tape on the digit after that.

KIDD 'N' PLAY: After the game, Jason Kidd, who missed Wednesday night's win with a sore lower back, said he feels "great."

"I feel wonderful and I'll get ready to go tomorrow," he said.

Kidd played 23 minutes Friday night, but he was only 1-for-5 from 3-point range.

BIG NIGHT FOR STAT: Amar'e Stoudemire had another strong night performance.

He finished with 17 points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes and knocked down seven of eight free throws.

Stoudemire has scored double figures in the past eight games, and has made 42 of 67 shots in that span.

"Amare's been … coming off the bench and providing that kind of punch for us," Tyson Chandler said.

WADE GIVES NOVAK, WHITE NOD: According to reporters in Indiana, Dwyane Wade, the captain of the Eastern Conference All-Star team, has recommended Steve Novak for the 3-point shooting contest and James White and J.R. Smith for the dunk contest.

The league will ultimately decide which players participate. But they will take into account input from the team captain and the players association.

WOODY IN? If the Knicks win on Saturday and Miami loses against Toronto on Sunday, Woodson will be coaching the Eastern Conference All-Star team as the Knicks will have the top record in the conference.

THE FINISHING TOUCH: Entering tonight, the Knicks led the NBA in average fourth-quarter scoring margin (plus-3.3). Against the Bucks, they outscored them 22-13 in the final period.

"I think it's really our personnel and it all comes together in the end," Tyson Chandler said.

Ian Begley

ESPN New York Writer

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
23.7 3.2 0.9 36.5
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsA. Stoude... 7.4
AssistsJ. Calderon 4.2
StealsP. Prigioni 1.4
BlocksS. Dalembert 1.2