The three days off before Game 3 will help Raymond Felton. The Knicks starting point guard was limping in the locker room after spraining his ankle late in the third quarter and not returning to Tuesday night’s 105-79 Game 2 victory.

Felton said he will be ready to play Saturday’s Game 3 and even plans on practicing tomorrow. Felton has been the team’s most consistent playoff performer and had 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting before he tweaked the ankle. Pablo Prigioni stepped up in his absence to help the 20-0 run to start the fourth quarter.

* J.R. Smith’s shooting woes raged on as he went 3-of-15 — including 1-of-7 from the 3-point line. Since returning from a one-game suspension for Game 5 of the Celtics series, Smith has lost track of his jump shot and is missing badly.

“It doesn’t look bad when I keep missing and those guys are still making,” Smith said. “I just have to do a better job moving the ball. I know guys are going to gravitate toward me.”

* Amar’e Stoudemire will play another 3-on-3 scrimmage Wednesday, then go 5-on-5 Friday before he is expected to be cleared for Game 3 on Saturday in Indiana. In his first scrimmage Monday, he looked rusty against reserve center Earl Barron.

“It’s expected — winded and not in great shape,” coach Mike Woodson said. “You expect that. The fact he’s taken some body blows now, he’s able to cut, move and run down the court, that’s steps. Today he wasn’t sore behind it. He’ll rest it and test him [today].”

Stoudemire admitted Monday was “a bad day.’’