Knicks Could Be Sporting Skeleton Crew As They Host Magic Wednesday

With just 16 games remaining in their regular season schedule, the New York Knicks are starting to resemble a M.A.S.H. unit more than an NBA franchise. After defeating the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday to push their lead over Milwaukee for the last Playoff slot in the Eastern Conference to two and a half games; they will host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, possibly with three members of their starting lineup on the shelf due to injury. The “New York Post” reported on Tuesday, that both Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin could be sidelined due to injury for Wednesday night’s contest.

Lin missed Monday night’s victory nursing a sore left knee, and is listed as questionable for the game against Orlando, while Anthony suffered a groin strain while leading his team with 28 points on Monday night. The All-Star forward missed a string of games earlier this season after suffering the same injury.

The club is already without power forward Amar’e Stoudemire as the club announced Monday that the big man is out indefinitely due to bulging discs in his back. Stoudemire is trying to be able to return to action through non-surgical methods; such as rest and rehab. He could be back before the end of the regular season, come back in time for the Playoffs or if he needs a surgical procedure he would be done playing until training camp. New York enters their game Wednesday against Orlando with a record of 25-25.

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