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No Chandler, No Martin: Knicks’ 13-Game Streak On Line Against Bulls

Kenyon Martin is surrounded by his teammates and head coach Mike Woodson after hurting his ankle against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kenyon Martin is surrounded by his teammates and head coach Mike Woodson after hurting his ankle against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Knicks will be without big men Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin on Thursday when they bring their 13-game winning streak to Chicago.

Chandler missed the Knicks’ 120-99 victory over Washington on Tuesday because of a bulging disk. The All-Star center had played in the previous four games after missing 10 in a row, then told coach Mike Woodson he felt soreness after a victory at Oklahoma City on Sunday.

“He’s sore, so if he tells me he needs some rest, then I’ve got to listen and rest him and get him ready for the next game if he’s capable of playing,” Woodson said on Tuesday.

Martin returned Tuesday from a two-game absence with a sore left knee, then went down with a severely sprained left ankle.

Chicago snapped Miami’s 27-game streak last month. The slumping, banged-up Bulls have won all three meetings with the Knicks this season.

“They’re a tough matchup, not only for us, but for a lot of teams in this league,” said Woodson. “So it won’t be an easy game going into Chicago.”

The Knicks are also listing backup center Marcus Camby, who has missed most of the season with foot problems, as doubtful. They are already without big men Rasheed Wallace, Amar’e Stoudemire and Kurt Thomas.

But there’s help on the way.

The Knicks have agreed to a deal with free agent forward James Singleton, according to multiple reports. New York would have to make a roster move once the signing becomes official.

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