Chandler (small bulging disk in neck) has missed the last three games, and Martin (severe left ankle sprain) didn't play in four of the last five games. Camby hasn't suited up all month.
Even without their key big men, the Knicks were able to compete with the physical Bulls, albeit without Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, on Thursday night. On Sunday, the bigger Pacers will have a full strength frontcourt, featuring David West and Roy Hibbert in the starting lineup, with Ian Mahinmi and Tyler Hansbrough off the bench.
The Knicks only need one win to clinch the second seed in the Eastern Conference and secure home-court advantage for at least the first two rounds of the playoffs. The Pacers are currently sitting at No. 3 and could face the Knicks in the semifinals.
But if the Pacers lose tomorrow and their next two games against the Celtics and 76ers, and the Nets win all three of theirs -- against the Raptors, Wizards and Pistons -- Brooklyn would take over the third spot. That would mean a potential Knicks-Nets meeting in the postseason.
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