Alex Burks and Immanuel Quickley will not be in the Knicks’ lineup for the game against the Lakers on Tuesday.
Burks is dealing with a left knee contusion, while Quickley has suffered a left ankle sprain. Both players have been ruled out for the game vs the Lakers.
The Knicks can clinch a playoff spot if they defeat the Lakers at Staples Center and the Boston Celtics lose to the Miami Heat.
On the other hand, the defending champions want to maintain their chances to avoid the play-in tournament and climb to sixth in the standings. Both teams have identical records (38-30).