Knicks start K-Mart, move Pablo to bench

May, 14, 2013
5/14/13
7:02
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INDIANAPOLIS -- After getting outrebounded in their two losses to Indiana, the Knicks will go with a bigger starting lineup in Game 4.

Mike Woodson will start Raymond Felton and Iman Shumpert in the backcourt and Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin and Tyson Chandler on the front line.

Pablo Prigioni will now come off the bench. The Knicks won 13 straight regular season games after inserting Prigioni into the starting lineup on March 18.

But they have been outrebounded badly in two losses in this series, and that appears to be a more pressing concern for Woodson. New York allowed 18 offensive rebounds in Game 3 and was outrebounded by 14 in Game 1.

Woodson, though, has never started Martin and Chandler alongside one another. So it will be interesting to see how this pair performs.

Also, many players bemoaned a lack of ball movement after the Knicks' Game 3 loss. Not having Prigioni out there may have a negative impact in that regard.

Question: Do you agree with Mike Woodson's decision to switch the starting five?

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2