Mike Woodson would be wise to be cautious with Stoudemire's minutes in the second half. The last time Stoudemire played both games of a back-to-back, he ended up needing arthroscopic surgery to repair a knee injury.
Stoudemire played 13:18 in the first half.
K-Mart conquers:Kenyon Martin is in the lineup Wednesday after missing the past two games with left-ankle soreness.
Martin seemed to be hobbled or winded at different points in the first half but had an incredible sequence late in the second quarter, blocking three shots in a 13-second span and diving for a loose ball.
Martin led a stout effort by the Knicks' defense. New York held Chicago to 29 percent shooting in the first half and forced them into 12 turnovers.