Kenyon Martin continues to give the Knicks quality minutes. In Game 3, he shot 4-for-7 from the field, scored eight points, and snared seven rebounds in just 20 minutes. The Knicks got pounded on the glass in Game 3, 53-40, but not because of Martin. He was second on the Knicks in rebounds in the game, despite playing the seventh-most minutes.
Coach Woodson will probably extend Martin’s playing time further in Game 4, if his health allows. His toughness, on-court demeanor, and rebounding are desperately needed right now. Even with Stoudemire back in the fold, Martin could still see upwards of 25 minutes in Game 4. The Knicks have relied on him heavily at different points in the last two months and Tuesday night he will get more opportunities to contribute.