For much of the season Orlando was preparing itself for life without Dwight Howard, they just weren't expecting it to be because of a back injury that has shelved him for the past two games. His status remains unclear for tonight's action, but the Knicks know no Howard means an opportunity to expose a weak Orlando interior defense.
They also know that playing without your stars isn't easy, as Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin will remain on the bench with respective injuries.
New York needs a win to increase the gap between them and Milwaukee for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With eight games remaining, New York sits one game ahead of the idle Bucks.
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
TV Coverage: TNT