The Miami Heat may have one less weapon to worry about on the court when they open the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks on Saturday. Via ESPNewYork.com:
New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler is battling the flu and could miss Game 1 of the team's playoff series against the Miami Heat on Saturday.
Interim coach Mike Woodson told reporters in Miami there is a "strong possibility" the defensive stopper won't play.
Chandler is already ailing, having battled a sore knee and a left wrist injury for the past few weeks. The New York big man did not play in the team's regular-season finale on Thursday, and did not practice on Friday. His absence from the lineup would severely hamper the Knicks defensive efforts against Miami.