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Sunday, March 23, 2008
Knee to reportedly keep Tinsley out for rest of season news services

After missing 24 of the Indiana Pacers' last 27 games, Jamaal Tinsley appears ready to call it a season.

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.