Baron Davis’ health continues to be a major concern. The veteran guard, who injured his neck in Tuesday’s loss to Chicago, played just 19 minutes Wednesday night and had five turnovers.
Mike Bibby played nine minutes, and third-string guard Toney Douglas was a DNP as Mike Woodson went most of the second half with J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert in the backcourt.
The Knicks, of course, had their point-guard issues solved for 25 games during the height of Linsanity, but with Jeremy Lin out with a knee injury and Davis breaking down, Woodson is experiencing the same problem Mike D’Antoni was forced to deal with in December. Woodson wants to limit Davis to between 25 and 30 minutes but he needs a suitable backup.