Back, ankle injuries caused by flagrant foul
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Knicks forward Tim Thomas was ruled out of Tuesday night's Game 2 against the New Jersey Nets with back and ankle injuries.
Thomas was hurt in New York's Game 1 loss Saturday when he fell hard to the court on a flagrant foul by Nets center Jason Collins.
Thomas had a bruised lower back and a bone bruise on his left ankle. He skipped the Knicks' shootaround Tuesday morning.
Penny Hardaway, who led the Knicks with 18 points in Game 1, was
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