In his previous three seasons as coach of the Knicks, Mike D'Antoni hasn't had an obvious way to try to counteract Dwight Howard in the paint whenever his team has faced the Magic.

But with Tyson Chandler now anchoring the Knicks' defense, the task of trying to stop the league's most dominant inside presence has become much more manageable for the Knicks' coach and his players.

"Tyson has got him," D'Antoni said. "[Howard's] good, but we'll play him straight up. We'll double-team as much as we can without going crazy, because they're great at spacing for [3-pointers].