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Shawne Williams expected to play vs. Orlando

Shawne Williams played with an injury to a tendon in his right ring finger on Monday against the Celtics. He finished the game 0-for-3, including two misses from beyond the arc.

"That’s a tough guy most people would not play," Mike D'Antoni said on Tuesday. "That's why I like Shawne, he's got a toughness about him."

Williams practiced with tape on his finger on Tuesday and is expected to play Wednesday against the Magic.

D'Antoni noted that Williams had to hide his right hand at times on defense against the Celtics.

"He said it’s a lot better today and it'll be a lot better tomorrow," the coach said. "He should be fine."

Williams is averaging 7.0 points in 52 games played for the Knicks. He is hitting 44% of his three-point attempts.