Posted: Thursday December 27, 2012 7:09 PM

Felton returns to NY, awaits decision on finger

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NEW YORK (AP) - Raymond Felton has returned to New York, where a decision will be made about how to treat his broken right pinky finger.

The point guard flew home Thursday, a day after X-rays in Phoenix revealed the fracture.

Felton was injured during the Knicks' loss to the Lakers on Christmas. He speculated he might need surgery and perhaps miss a month, but no decision has been made.

"I've got to go back and see the doctor and see the specialist and we'll determine what happens after that,'' Felton said. "It's tough because I want to be there for my team. I've got to do what's best for my hand.''

Felton is averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 assists, helping the Knicks to a 21-8 start. But his shot has been off lately while he battled hand pain, dropping his shooting percentage below 40 percent.

"I was hurt, angry, it happens,'' he said. "It was a freak accident so you can't be too upset.''

The Knicks still have Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni at point guard.
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