Mike Woodson deemed Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler as probable for Wednesday night against Orlando, but the Knicks' defensive efficiency still remains no better than questionable.

Regardless of who is or is not in the lineup, Woodson believes the Knicks must continue rediscovering the intensity with which they played in their own end in the early part of the season.

"I've been on these guys a lot about defending," Woodson said after practice Tuesday in Greenburgh. "We haven't been that bad. We gave up 100 points the other night (104, against Atlanta), but the last six, seven games we're holding teams to 91. That's good defense... But we've got to clean up our high pick-and-roll defense and get back to our coverages that we were doing early in the year.

"It's just guys being up and guys committing on the ball, not begging for help. That's the name of the game. You've got to take pride in guarding your man who has the ball."