At 8pm, the New York Knicks (12-22) host the Miami Heat (27-8) at Madison Square Garden in a national TV matchup.
The Knicks will start Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin, and Andrea Bargnani. The team announced that Tyson Chandler, Pablo Prigioni, Jeremy Tyler, Beno Udrih, and Metta World Peace are out with various ailments. Kenyon Martin wasn’t at the morning shootaround since he caught Chandler’s upper respiratory infection, but he will play tonight anyway.
Norris Cole, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Rashard Lewis, and Chris Bosh are expected to start for the Heat. Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier are out while Wade is a game-time decision, but is expected to play.
Mike Woodson said in his pre-game talk with reporters that he had not decided who would guard LeBron James, and that it might be Kenyon Martin.