The New York Knicks rolled along on Tuesday night, destroying the Washington Wizards, 120-99, for win No. 13 in a row. However, the Knicks did lose Kenyon Martin to a sprained left ankle in the fourth quarter, and his availability is unknown for Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls.
Martin injured the ankle when he came down funny while grabbing a rebound with the Knicks up 25 early in the fourth quarter. The veteran forward has been dealing with some left knee issues, so there was some initial concern that the injury was related to that. But it was reported after the game that it was just a sprained ankle and that X-rays were negative.
Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said later that there's "a possibility" that Martin will miss Thursday's game against the Bulls, according to ESPN New York's Ian Begley. Woodson is sure to come under a bit of fire for having Martin on the court in a blowout, especially considering the fact that the big man has been dealing with other injuries.
With Tyson Chandler, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace already injured, there's a chance that New York may not have any bigs available against Chicago. That could be a problem against Carlos Boozer and the Bulls; however, the Knicks may catch a break in that Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Luol Deng may not play.