Knicks' Tyson Chandler out Saturday

Updated: January 11, 2014, 5:35 PM ET
By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Knicks center Tyson Chandler will miss his third straight game Saturday due to an upper respiratory illness, the team announced.

Chandler did not travel with the team to Philadelphia for its game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Coach Mike Woodson said Chandler is "a little better" but his status for Monday's game against Phoenix is uncertain.

The Knicks will also be without point guard Beno Udrih on Saturday. Udrih suffered a knee injury in the team's win against Detroit on Tuesday. An MRI taken Wednesday revealed that Udrih has inflammation of the left tibiofibular joint.

Metta World Peace (knee) and Pablo Prigioni (toe) are also out on Saturday.

With Udrih out, rookie Toure' Murry likely will play more minutes at backup point guard.

The Knicks (13-22) will count on Kenyon Martin to fill in at center with Chandler out.

Chandler first came down with the illness on Sunday. He left the Knicks' game against Dallas that night in the first quarter and has not practiced or played since.

Ian Begley

ESPN New York Writer

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