Anthony Is Questionable for Knicks Tonight With Sprained Ankle

Carmelo Anthony’s availability for the New York Knicks’ game tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers is uncertain because of an injured ankle.

Anthony sprained his left ankle midway through the third quarter of a 116-107 win two nights ago against the Los Angeles Lakers and remains questionable for tonight’s game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Jonathan Supranowitz, a spokesman for the Knicks, said yesterday in an e-mail.

Anthony, who had 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter against the Lakers, was injured while being fouled by Los Angeles center Dwight Howard on a drive to the basket.

“I’m real sore right now -- ankle, knee, hip,” Anthony told reporters after the game. “It was an awkward fall.”

Anthony, 28, is averaging 27.9 points per game this season, second in the National Basketball Association to the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (29.3).

The Knicks are 9-0 at home this season and 17-5 in all, the best record in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. The game against Cleveland (5-18) is the second of a six-game homestand.

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