I'm working on a short recap, but while you wait, here are the post-game reports on Tyson Chandler's sore neck and Kenyon Martin's sore knee. Chandler played some big minutes in the fourth, but only 24 in total. He appeared at several points to be uncomfortable, and said the following in the locker room:
Chandler says there's some pain and tightness in his chest from the neck issues. Hard for him to look up.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) April 4, 2013
So, that's something to keep an eye on. It's nice that Chandler got to play relatively light minutes tonight, though it would have been nicer had he gotten to sit the fourth. That couldn't happen because Kenyon Martin begged out early in the quarter due to knee soreness. Here's what he had to say afterward:
Kenyon Martin said he'll get treatment on sore right knee tomorrow - called it his training camp soreness.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) April 4, 2013
Martin says the knee has been bothering him for a few days but he didn't want to complain about it.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) April 4, 2013
So, it doesn't sound like anything too scary, but chronic soreness the Knicks must monitor to avoid wearing Martin out. (That said, these are the Knicks, so Martin probably has a botfly infestation).
All is relatively well, but New York's frontcourt health feels a little precarious. On the other hand: Ten straight!