McGrady left the game in the opening minute of the second half after aggravating his left knee, which was operated on this offseason to have loose bodies removed. He didn't return. "Tonight I went back to square one, even before surgery, is how my knee is feeling right now," McGrady said. All McGrady could do was watch from the bench, where he draped a towel across his shoulders. He planned to have an MRI on Tuesday. "I want to play, man. I want to play. Just to get off to this start, for me personally this is a bad start," McGrady said. "To have to play your way through an injury that I've never had before and a surgery that was my first surgery is very frustrating. My game is really based on athleticism, and that's something that I don't have right now." - - - Update: Apparently today he felt much better, even said he was ready to play on Wednesday if his minutes are limited. He cancelled the MRI (don't know if the team can insist on one).