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Dec 18, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) looks for a opening past the defense of Philadelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel (4) during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

After a short absence from the lineup, all signs point to Kristaps Porzingis returning to the court for the New York Knicks tonight.

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In the midst of a six-game losing streak, the New York Knicks are looking for a spark to help them put an end to their victory drought.

They may just get what the need as Kristaps Porzingis plans on returning to the hardwood tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are winners of three straight including a 105-104 victory via a buzzer beater against the Knicks on Wednesday.

Kristaps Porzingis has missed the last three games while he nurses an Achilles injury. Although the current six-game losing streak has dropped them to three games below .500, the Knicks, smartly, did not want to risk a further injury that could have shelved Porzingis for even longer.

According to Ian Begley of, New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters than Kristaps Porzingis may be placed on a minutes limit since the Knicks are playing in back-to-back games over the next two days.

Porzingis 20.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game will be needed in the lineup to put an end to the losing streak before it becomes a famine.

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