Monday , Dec , 24 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Zach Randolph, Eddy Curry Headed for Bench?

The Knicks rallied from a 23-point second-half deficit Sunday at the Garden with Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph on the bench. Both post players are prime candidates for more pine time, as Isiah Thomas said to expect lineup changes after the Knicks were beaten, 95-90, by the Lakers.

Thomas said he wanted to infuse "energy and intense guys in our lineup" for Wednesday’s game at Orlando.

Lately, Curry and Randolph haven’t fit into either category.

"We have to find … a group that wants to consistently compete for 48 minutes," Thomas said after the last-place Knicks fell to 8-19.

Randolph didn’t question any moves Thomas may make. He and Curry were subbed for David Lee and Malik Rose early in the second half…(Click here for more.)