WASHINGTON (AP) -Indiana forward Danny Granger vowed not to let his aching right nee keep him from playing in his fist All-Star.
Granger, the NBA's fifth-leading scorer at 25.5 points per game, missed practice on Saturday to rest the knee.
Before the Pacers played the Washington Wizards on Sunday night, Granger said Wizards he's ruled out missing the Feb. 15 All-Star game in Phoenix.
``No chance. I'll hobble through that game if I have to,'' Granger said. ``No way am I bagging that one.''
Pacers coach Jim O'Brien agrees with Granger's decision.
``I would second that. You don't make the All-Star team every year,'' O'Brien said. ``His knee is not an issue that him going out and playing a quarter and-a-half is going to go out and impact his knee.''

Top NBA Public Bets

#1 512 Atlanta Hawks  96%
#2 505 San Antonio Spurs  83%
#3 508 Utah Jazz  80%
#4 501 Toronto Raptors  59%

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Bulls vs. Celtics Game 5 Pick Will the Boston Celtics stay hot when their NBA Playoff series with the Chicago Bulls returns home tonight for Game 5 at 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Hawks vs. Wizards Game 5 Pick Who has the edge when the Washington Wizards host the Atlanta Hawks meet up tonight at 6PM ET in Game 5 of...
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Clippers Game 5 Pick Will the Los Angeles Clippers be able to regroup at home when they host the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of their...
Thumbnail Grizzlies vs. Spurs Game 5 Pick Can the San Antonio Spurs find a way to get back on track when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 9PM ET in Game...
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Rockets Game 5 Pick Will the Houston Rockets close out the Oklahoma City Thunder when the two met today at in Game 5 at 8PM ET?

NBA Team Pages