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Carmelo Anthony out Thursday night against Thunder

Mar 7, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT

Knicks' Anthony reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Hornets in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York Reuters

Carmelo Anthony will miss his second straight game on Thursday due to a sore right knee, Mike Woodson confirmed to reporters before tip-off. The Knicks host the Thunder at Madison Square Garden in a nationally televised contest on TNT.

Anthony missed the game against the Pistons on Wednesday for the same reason, one that the Knicks were able to win without him. The Thunder, obviously, should present a much tougher challenge.

Kurt Thomas got the start in Anthony’s place against Detroit, though really just as a placeholder so Woodson could keep his rotations somewhat intact. Thomas played just four minutes in that one, but the plan is for him to start against Oklahoma City once again.

The initial injury seemed to occur Monday night against the Cavaliers.

Anthony is officially being listed as day-to-day, with his team’s next game coming on Sunday at home against the Utah Jazz.

  1. 13arod - Mar 7, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Basketball players don’t know how to play through pain except lebron

    • money2long - Mar 7, 2013 at 8:10 PM

      wrong

    • eventhorizon04 - Mar 7, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      Players who play through pain

      LeBron
      Kobe
      Westbrook (never missed an NBA game)
      Dwight Howard <– I know everybody hates him, but he's been durable for most of his career and has clearly played through pain this season with a torn labrum and bad back. He's whined a lot, but he's played.

      I could also throw in Joaqim Noah and Luol Deng (Coach Thibodeau shows no mercy to his own players and doesn't believe in resting them)

      • dko83 - Mar 8, 2013 at 12:04 AM

        Wow, Westbrook has never missed an NBA game? I love that!

      • southbeachtalent - Mar 8, 2013 at 3:43 PM

        Westbrook has never missed a game period. High School, College and Pros. true stat.

  2. stoudemelo - Mar 7, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    You’re a clown

  3. metfan88 - Mar 7, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    I enjoy the site guys but so sloppy with grammar and facts too often-knicks-jazz game is on Saturday not Sunday.

  4. 13arod - Mar 7, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    The basketball players that play through pain lebron, kobe, howard westbrook never heard him about getting injured so doesn’t count

  5. tombstone7 - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    must you report every nite that CARMELO is out…..wr get it! Move on for God’s sake!

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