Forward Rasheed Wallace's foot injury went from "sore" to "acute." Either way, it's not certain when he'll return for the Knicks.

Wallace is listed as day-to-day with what the Knicks are calling an "acute stress reaction" and a "chronic [left] foot condition." Wallace is being treated conservatively to avoid further complications.

"Still day-to-day," coach Mike Woodson said. "He'll make the [West Coast] trip, but he's day-to-day."

Wallace has missed six games this season, including the past four, with what originally was called a sore left foot. Wallace has maintained he aggravated an old injury.

* So, do the Knicks get a do-over on the last 6:45 of their game against the Bulls?

The NBA yesterday rescinded the second technical foul leveled against Carmelo Anthony on Friday when the Knicks' star forward was ejected with 6:45 left in the game. Anthony, who picked up a first quarter technical, was one of four bounced in the nine (now eight) technical foul mess as he was followed by Woodson, Tyson Chandler and Chicago's Joakim Noah.

"In the heat of the moment, we all get caught up," Woodson said. "I've got to do better myself. I can't be getting thrown out of games, tossed. I've got to be there for our team. That's what I meant last night by bad coaching. You can't do that."

* For years with the Nets, one of the major issues was keeping Jason Kidd's minutes under control. As he approaches his 40th birthday, the same situation exists for the Knicks. Kidd is averaging 29.2 minutes, only slightly up from last season's career low of 28.7 minutes a game.