Practice report: Ronny Turiaf wearing brace but expected to play

Ronny Turiaf, who was limited in the fourth quarter Wednesday against the Charlotte Bobcats, did not fully participate in practice. When the session was opened to the media he was not in the scrimmage but was shooting at a side basket instead. He also had a knee brace on his left knee which was sprained earlier in the season.

Head coach Mike D'Antoni said Turiaf wears the brace from time to time and that he will play Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks. D'Antoni said that they are using extra precaution due to the earlier injury which is still causing some discomfort. He added that no tests have been scheduled. It is "strictly precautionary."