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Knicks thin up front with Tyson Chandler ailing

Tyson Chandler controls the ball during a game

Tyson Chandler controls the ball during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden. (Nov. 4, 2012) Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Tyson Chandler continued to feel the effects of the flu symptoms that kept him out of practice Saturday.

Chandler played only 21 minutes, finishing with two points and seven rebounds, in the Knicks' 100-84 win over the 76ers Sunday. After the game, he was treated for dehydration.

He is expected to play Monday night against the 76ers in Philadelphia. If he is limited, it could mean more playing time for Rasheed Wallace or perhaps the debut of Marcus Camby.

Mike Woodson hopes to hold out using Camby until Friday against Dallas. He said he wants Camby, who missed most of training camp with a strained left calf, to go through some full-contact practices. "I'd just like to see him bang around a little bit before he actually plays," Woodson said.

Crowd favorite

Both times Wallace has been put into a game, it was after the Garden crowd chanted "Ra-sheed Wal-lace" in the fourth quarter.

"It's all part of the dog- and-pony show," Wallace said. "I don't necessarily say I get all emotional or hyped off of it."

Woodson said Wallace is "in the rotation." But with the Heat and 76ers going small, Woodson has relied on Carmelo Anthony, Chandler, Kurt Thomas and Steve Novak up front.

After Friday's victory over the Heat, Wallace said, "I accept my Brian Scalabrine role. I'm cool with it."

Free throws

The Knicks got a delay-of-game warning for failing to be ready to play 90 seconds after player introductions . . . 76ers swingman Jason Richardson sprained his left ankle 1:47 into the game and didn't return.

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