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GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Iman Shumpert will make his Madison Square Garden debut this afternoon and expects to crack a big smile.

“It’s going to be everything,” the second-year Knicks guard out of Georgia Tech said after practice Sunday. “That will put a big smile on my face. Even though I’m supposed to have a game-face I’ll probably have a smile for the first couple trips down.”

Shumpert played in his first game back from left ACL surgery in London last Thursday when the Knicks beat the Detroit Pistons, 100-87. He notched eight points and two rebounds in 15 minutes.

“I was just happy to play again,” Shumpert said. “And I was happy that a lot of the things that I was doing in my rehab, just constantly shooting corner 3’s, I was able to get two or three attempts at that. I was able to knock two of them down…

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