March 5 (Bloomberg) -- New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is day-to-day after leaving last night’s National Basketball Association game with a right-knee injury, coach Mike Woodson said today.
Speaking on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show,” Woodson said the injury was alarming but didn’t rule out Anthony for the Knicks’ next game, tomorrow night at the Detroit Pistons.
“We’re going to evaluate him, let him rest a day, and then see how he feels tomorrow morning,” Woodson said. “Then we’ll go from there.”
A six-time All-Star, Anthony tripped in the second quarter last night against the Cleveland Cavaliers and didn’t return to action. The Knicks, down 22 at the time, rallied to win 102-97.
Anthony played down the injury, saying it was “definitely not serious,” according to the New York Post. He also said the knee has bothered him in recent days and an MRI test last week showed no structural damage, the newspaper said.
Anthony is averaging 28.2 points per game this season, second in the NBA behind Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Knicks (36-21) are in first place in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division.
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