NBA Notes: Knicks' Chandler out 4-6 weeks

NBA Notes: Knicks' Chandler out 4-6 weeks
November 6, 2013, 8:00 pm
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Knicks center Tyson Chandler suffered a broken bone in his right leg on Tuesday against the Bobcats. (AP)

NEW YORK -- Knicks center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss 4-6 weeks because of a broken bone in his right leg.

The team said Wednesday that tests showed no ligament or nerve damage and surgery is not required. Chandler left in the first quarter of a 102-97 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.

He has a small fracture in the fibula in his lower leg.

New York is off to a 1-3 start after winning its first Atlantic Division title since 1994 last season. The Knicks will miss his defense and rebounding as they try to keep pace in the deep Eastern Conference.

Pacers: Hill out again
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana point guard George Hill will miss the Pacers' game Wednesday night against Chicago because of a left hip injury.

Hill has missed the last three games with the injury. About 90 minutes before tip-off, Indiana coach Frank Vogel said Hill was feeling better but not well enough to play against Derrick Rose and the Bulls.

Hill will be replaced in the lineup by C.J. Watson, who is averaging 11.0 points and 5.5 assists in his two starts.

At 4-0, the Pacers are the last unbeaten team in the NBA and are off to their best start since 2004-05.

Bucks: Butler fined $15K
NEW YORK -- Milwaukee forward Caron Butler was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for making an obscene gesture during the Bucks' game in Boston on Friday night.

Butler made the gesture with 3:54 left in the Bucks' victory.