Away from prying eyes, Stoudemire joined a handful of teammates at practice Thursday ? the first contact scrimmage since suffering a bulging disk in his lower back. "Yeah, it was some contact, some drill work," coach Mike Woodson said. "And he seemed to feel pretty good today so we?ll take it another step tomorrow and see where he is."Meanwhile, Shumpert left the game after a serious roll of the ankle.?The word is that it's a sprain, which needs to be monitored. The key is to be as healthy as possible heading towards the playoffs.
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