Knee to reportedly keep Tinsley out for rest of season
Updated: March 23, 2008, 11:37 PM ETESPN.com news services
The Indianapolis Star reported on Sunday that the point guard will not play again this season.
"I was going to try to come back eventually, but it was decided that I was done when I took my last MRI [on Friday]," Tinsley said before the Pacers beat the Bulls on Saturday, according to the newspaper.
The Pacers are only 1½ games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Indiana expects to have forward Jermaine O'Neal, who has missed 30 games with a bone bruise in his knee, back for the stretch run.
Tinsley averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 assists in 39 games this season.