Tyson Chandler, Amar'e Stoudemire to return to Knicks on Saturday

Friday March 14th, 2014

Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images) Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler will try to keep the Knicks hot. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

The Knicks are in the midst of a five-game winning streak and they'll get two of their big men back on Saturday.

Tyson Chandler, who missed the last two games due to personal reasons, and Amar'e Stoudemire, who took a rest day on Wednesday when the Knicks won big in Boston, are expected to return when New York plays host to the Bucks at Madison Square Garden, head coach Mike Woodson said on Friday, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday.

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Chandler is averaging 9.4 points on 59 percent shooting with a team-leading 10.4 rebounds in 40 games this season. The 31-year-old had three straight double-doubles before his recent absence.

Stoudemire has only started six games this season, but the 31-year-old had at least 10 points in six straight games, including a season-high 23 against the 76ers on Monday.

The Knicks (26-40) are 3.5 games behind the Hawks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

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