Tyson Chandler limped out of the Knicks' locker room early Sunday evening refusing to concede the Atlantic Division title and defiantly vowing to play on Tuesday against the Boston Celtics.

"As long as there's still opportunity for us to get there (and) until it's just mathematically we're not in it, we have to continue to fight," Chandler said. "It has to be a goal."

The Knicks are in the homestretch of a physically and mentally exhausting 66-game regular season. Sunday's home loss to the Miami Heat set them back on several levels. With six games remaining on their schedule, including four on the road, Mike Woodson's team remains in good position to secure their second consecutive playoff berth.