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Knicks stay composed as they try to overcome illness, offensive woes to get back in series

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    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony walks to the bench after committing a foul during the second half of Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 82-71. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire, center, is tied up by Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, right, and forward David West during the second half of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith, center, cuts between Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, left, and forward Paul George during the second half of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (The Associated Press)

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    Spike Lee reacts during the first half of Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series between the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks in Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony goes to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Sam Young during the first half of Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Saturday, May 11, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (The Associated Press)

The New York Knicks' offense is struggling, and they still aren't fully healthy.

After a dismal showing in Game 3, New York woke up Sunday morning and learned the illness that J.R. Smith fought Saturday had spread. Forward Kenyon Martin missed Sunday's workout with the flu. He stayed back at the hotel with Smith, who played Saturday night despite spiking a 102-degree fever in the morning.

That's not good news for a team that scored only 71 points against Indiana and barely avoided setting a franchise record for fewest points in a playoff game. The record is 67.

If they can't get things fixed before Tuesday night's Game 4 at Indiana, the Knicks could be heading home in a 3-1 series hole and on the verge of elimination.