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Postgame notes: More lineup tweaks?

11/17/2013

Mike Woodson may make another lineup change before Tuesday's game at Detroit. The Knicks (3-6) have used four different starting lineups in the first six games.

"I gotta go back and re-evaluate things," Woodson said. "I'm going to continue to shuffle and do things that I think are right by our team to try to find the right combinations to win."

That may mean removing J.R. Smith from the starting lineup. The reigning Sixth Man winner has started the past two games for the Knicks, including struggling mightily on Saturday, finishing 3-for-18 from the field. The Knicks were outscored by 13 when he was on the floor.

Smith took Pablo Prigioni's spot in the starting lineup earlier this week.

Another potential lineup shift could involve Metta World Peace. Woodson said on Tuesday that he'd consider inserting World Peace into the starting five.

Metta tweaks knee: World Peace missed Saturday's game with a sore left knee. He will be re-evaluated on Sunday. The Knicks' next game is at Detroit on Tuesday.

"He came in this morning and got treatment and had some complaints about it and so we decided to hold him out. He wanted to be held out so we did," Woodson said.

Issues at home: The Knicks lost their fifth straight at home on Saturday. They last lost five in a row at home in Feb. 2010. They are 1-5 at home on the year. They didn't lose their fifth home game last season until Jan. 11. The last time they were three games under .500, which they are now, was March 17, 2012.

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