Davis out with stomach virus; Bibby starts


Baron Davis will sit on Wednesday night with a stomach virus.

He's being replaced in the starting lineup by Mike Bibby.

The 33-year-old Davis has been dealing with the virus since Tuesday morning. He had to get an IV before the Knicks' game against the Celtics on Tuesday.

He also re-aggravated a left hamstring injury in the third quarter against Boston. But he predicted after the game that he'd be in the lineup.

Mike Woodson believes that the illness will not keep Davis out for long. But he didn't offer any predictions on when Davis will return.

So the Knicks turn to another veteran, Bibby, for their final game against the New Jersey edition of the Nets.

Bibby has played sparingly for the Knicks this season. But he got 26 minutes against Boston, handing out six assists and grabbing five rebounds.

"Last game was the first time this season I felt comfortable handling the ball and getting the guys (in rhythm)," Bibby said before tip-off on Wednesday. "So hopefully it just keeps going forward."

Woodson said Toney Douglas will also see time against New Jersey.

The Knicks' interim coach sees Douglas as a player who can push the pace for the Knicks, something that has become an issue since Jeremy Lin went down with a knee injury on March 24.

Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith may also handle the ball. Woodson has relied on either Shumpert or Davis to run the offense late in games.

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