12/21 ROCKETS SUMMARY - T-Mac's knee no better

翻譯自 http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/bk/bkn/5396037.html
By JONATHAN FEIGEN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle
T-Mac's knee no better
311xInlineGallery Tracy McGrady, who missed the second half of Wednesday's loss to Orlando and was inactive for Thursday's game, does not feel any improvement in his sore left knee.
But he is hopeful the rest will enable him to play at Chicago on Saturday.


"Nothing's changed," McGrady said. "I was optimistic about (playing
Thursday). Keith (Jones, the Rockets' trainer) told me the best thing to do
is give it another day and we'll try again on Saturday. So that gives me two
days to treat it and get the medicine in there."

McGrady does not want to have an MRI exam because he is fearful of
discovering a more serious injury. Jones said the MRI is not necessary and
that there have been times that he has sent McGrady for tests the player did
not want.

T-mac不想接受MRI(核磁共振)因為他怕發現膝蓋有嚴重的損傷。訓練師Jones 說目前並不需要照MRI(是嗎=.=?)。
"It's happened before," Jones said. "He said, 'I don't want the MRI,' and I
said, 'Let's get it anyway' and he does. He doesn't fight us. But right now,
in talking to the doctors, they don't see a need for it.

"It's a bone bruise. There's not any swelling, no deformity, no clicking.
We're treating a bruise. Any time you get hit on the knee or around the knee,
it's going to be sore. Only the guy who got hit knows how sore.

"Tracy McGrady has shown he'll play. It's obviously bothering him. We're
treating him, doing everything we can to give him the best opportunity to get
back out there safely."

「T-mac已經說她想出賽。但膝蓋的傷勢很明顯影響到他。我們正在治療膝蓋的問題, 儘可能讓他安全的復出。」
James battling slump
With Rockets coach Rick Adelman experimenting with his backcourt rotation,
Mike James' playing time has varied greatly.

隨著Rick Adelman不斷測試後場的輪替陣容,Mike James上場的時間受到很大的影響。
James did not play at all against Detroit and had just six minutes against
Dallas before playing 17 minutes — all in the second half — against Orlando
on Wednesday.

James believes that his shot (he is hitting only 36.1 percent from the field)
will come around.

"You've got to be ready," James said. "Of course, I have enough confidence in myself. I've been playing this game for a while. This is probably the worst
shooting season of my career. But I'm going to keep working. I'm going to
keep grinding. I know I'm going to shoot myself out of it.

"I have no decision on how many minutes I'm going to play. Getting DNPs and
not knowing if you're going to play and then all of a sudden, get thrown in
there, you still have to be a professional about it.

"By the end of the day, though, I still believe I'm a good player in this
league.I still believe I've got a lot to play in this game. It's not up to me
though if I go on the court."