NEW YORK (Reuters) — Tracy McGrady, the NBA’s leading scorer, will miss the rest of the regular season, the Orlando Magic announced Wednesday.
The Magic put McGrady on the injured list Tuesday as a result of his left-knee tendinitis, ending his season with the Magic.
Orlando has the worst record in the NBA at 19-56, and with just seven regular-season games remaining, the decision was made to shut him down for the rest of the year to avoid risking any permanent damage.
McGrady is averaging 28 points per game this season and has sat out the past two games. Orlando has seven games remaining.
McGrady is averaging 5.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds to go along with his league-leading scoring average. He has made 41.7 percent of his field goal attempts, including 33.9 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.
McGrady will likely still win his second-straight scoring title. Sacramento Kings forward Peja Stojakovic ranks second with 24.7 points.
Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson announced Tuesday he would also miss the rest of the regular season with his right-knee injury.
Iverson was averaging 26.4 points and 6.8 assists per game for the 76ers, who currently hold a 32-43 record and are vying for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.