Whoever Thought McGrady Was Finished Must Have Thought It Was the First of April

February 21st, 2010 by Kyle McMorrow Leave a reply »
Special. Some players just are, and Tracy McGrady proved it last night.

In his Knicks debut, McGrady showed the basketball world he is still a force to be noticed, scoring 26 points and five assists in just 32 minutes of action.

While his fatigue was a definite factor in his limited playing time, McGrady still poured out his highest scoring outing since January 9, 2009, when he also scored 26 against Oklahoma City.

"He kind of ran out of gas towards the end," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni told ESPN. "Not having played all year, a couple of years almost, 26 points, kind of not bad."

Perhaps the more impressive stat of the night was how efficient he was from the field, shooting 10-17, and hardly tried to force the issue.

"I didn't expect to play the way I did," McGrady said.

Neither did anyone else.

Critics from all over, including some of the guys at B/R, thought McGrady was done, that he wouldn't, or couldn't produce; they may want to reconsider their opinion.

Not only did McGrady play outstanding basketball in a tough defeat, but the Garden was electric for the first time in a while. Fa ...

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