The New York Knicks will be short-handed again Monday night.
The question is whether the Indiana Pacers (12-11) be able to take advantage when they host the Knicks (11-11).
New York played without its two top scorers, Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr., in a 105-100 loss to the visiting Orlando Magic on Sunday.
Porzingis was ruled out with an ankle sprain and an illness approximately an hour before the game started. Porzingis sustained the injury in the first quarter against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
Hardaway is sidelined due to a left leg injury. Porzingis is averaging 25.8 points and Hardaway 17.8 points.
Porzingis and Hardaway were not traveling to Indiana, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said after the game.
Michael Beasley, who was averaging 7.1 points, started in Porzingis' place Sunday and scored 21 points in 28 minutes. Damyean Dotson, making his first career start, replaced Hardaway and scored just two points on 1-of-3 shooting. >> Read more
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