While missing Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton did not hurt the New York Knicks their last time out, not having DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans certainly had a negative effect on the Sacramento Kings.
It's unclear who will be on the court for either team heading into Friday night's matchup in Sacramento.
New York (21-8) won 99-97 at Phoenix on Wednesday as Anthony and Felton sat out. Anthony, who leads the Eastern Conference with 28.5 points per game, hyperextended his knee in Tuesday's 100-94 defeat to the Lakers and Felton fractured a finger.
While Anthony's status for Friday is uncertain though his injury is not believed to be serious, Felton could be out for an extended period of time. Replacing them in the lineup Wednesday were Ronnie Brewer - he came off the bench Tuesday after starting the previous 27 games - and James White, who got his first start of the season.
"Key guys get banged up here and there and we have enough guys on our team that guys just got to step up ...