- Ian Begley, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are a few things to keep an eye on during the Knicks' game at Orlando on Monday:
GO BIG OR GO HOME? That, apparently, is Mike Woodson's philosophy. Woodson is planning to play his "big" lineup against Orlando, the outfit that features Andrea Bargnani, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler on the front line.
Woodson started that lineup on Saturday against Memphis and the results weren't pretty.
New York (8-18) was outrebounded by 27 and outscored by 32 points in the paint in a 95-87 loss to the Grizzlies.
The last time his team played Orlando, Woodson went with a front line of Bargnani, Anthony and Kenyon Martin, and New York won in a rout. Chandler was injured at the time.
It will be interesting to see how the "big" lineup that Woodson prefers fairs tonight against a Magic team that has lost 10 of 12.
MISSING THE POINT? Raymond Felton is a game-time decision for Monday. He hasn't played since Dec. 11 due to a hamstring ailment. The hamstring has bothered Felton all season. He missed four games in late November due to the injury. He then aggravated it upon returning.
Felton said on Sunday that he's less than 100 percent, so there is a risk that he will aggravate the injury again this time around. If Felton doesn't play, the Knicks will turn to Beno Udrih.
Woodson called Udrih out for a lack of production after Saturday's loss to Memphis. The veteran had four points and six assists against the Griz but got beat routinely off the dribble by Mike Conley and the Memphis backcourt.
MAGIC ARE A MESS: One thing the Knicks have going for them? They are playing an awful basketball team.
The Magic (8-19) have lost four in a row at home, including losses to Utah and Sacramento. Yikes.
The Knicks beat the Magic in New York by 38 earlier this month.
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Here are a few things to keep an eye on during the Knicks' game at Orlando on Monday: GO BIG OR GO HOME? That, apparently, is Mike Woodson's philosophy.