Knicks without starting backcourt against Bulls

NEW YORK -- Jamal Crawford missed the Knicks' game against
Chicago on Sunday because of a bruised right hand, leaving New York
without its normal starting backcourt.

Stephon Marbury was back with the team after missing most of the
month following the death of his father, but wasn't in uniform and
it isn't known when he will rejoin the lineup.

Crawford, who leads the Knicks with 19.2 points per game, was
hurt Friday during practice when he banged his hand into a
teammate's knee. X-rays before Sunday's game were negative, and the
Knicks didn't say how long Crawford would be out.

Marbury has played in just three of 13 games since Donald
Marbury died during the Knicks' loss to Phoenix on Dec. 2.

Nate Robinson and Quentin Richardson started at guard for the