At 8pm, the Knicks (7-17) play the Bucks (5-19) at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
The Knicks will finally have Tyson Chandler back after he went out on November 5th with a broken fibula. New York’s defense has suffered since his injury. Chandler will be in the starting lineup with Udrih, Shumpert, Smith, and Anthony. Andrea Bargnani will presumably be the first man off the bench.
Amar’e Stoudemire will not play because of swollen knees after playing 5 games in 7 nights. Mike Woodson said he may be back Saturday. Pablo Prigioni suffered a broken big toe against the Wizards, which will push Tour’e Murry into backup PG action.
The Bucks starters are Knight, Antetokounmpo, Middleton, Ilyasova, and Henson. Antetokounmpo is the youngest ever to start for the Bucks at 19 years and 12 days old. He’s the youngest to start in the NBA since Andrew Bynum started the first game of his second season (19 years and 4 days). OJ Mayo will not play since he has been excused for personal reason. Milwaukee has only 9 players active.