Woodson: Knicks on same page

INDIANAPOLIS -- New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson insists that his team is "absolutely" on the same page a day after Carmelo Anthony appeared put off by Tyson Chandler's criticism of the Knicks' offense.

Anthony said Monday that he wanted to discuss privately with Chandler the exact meaning of Chandler's remarks, which insinuated that the Knicks were playing selfishly on offense.

Neither Anthony nor Chandler were made available to reporters on Tuesday morning. So it is unclear if the meeting took place.

Woodson declined to address the Anthony-Chandler issue in detail. But when asked if his team was unified heading into Tuesday's Game 4 in Indianapolis, Woodson said, "Absolutely, absolutely."

The Knicks trail the Pacers, 2-1, in the best-of-seven series.

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KENYON: 'NO EXCUSES' IN GAME 4: The Knicks may be without Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith due to injury/illness Tuesday night, but Kenyon Martin said the team can't use that as a crutch.

"It’s the playoffs, man. There’s no excuses. Of course it’s a must-win," Martin said. "We’re the ones that put ourselves in this position, so we’ve got to go out and perform. Definitely don’t want to go home down 3-1."

WOODY SAYS HE WON'T SIT KIDD: Jason Kidd hasn't scored in his last seven games. He has just 11 points in 220 playoff minutes. But Woodson will not take Kidd out of the rotation.

"No, I just think he brings some intangibles that some other guys don’t bring. I would never do that to him as a player," Woodson said.

MELO SAYS HE'LL KEEP SHOOTING: Anthony said he's going to be more aggressive in Game 4. He shot 6-for-16 in the Knicks' Game 3 loss.

"The shots I was taking, man, I didn’t feel like I forced anything. The shots that I took I feel like I can make and I’ll continue to take those shots," he said.

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