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Injury update: Carmelo Anthony day-to-day, may be out vs. Raptors Friday

Dec 26, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

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We saw what the Knicks looked like without Carmelo Anthony… and it wasn’t pretty.

The Knicks are hoping not to see it again this weekend in a back-to-back against Atlantic Division leading Toronto (that is a strange phrase to type).

Knicks coach Mike Woodson gave this update on Anthony heading into the Friday/Saturday home-and-home the Raptors, via the Knicks team Web site.

“Still day-to-day, we’ll see where he is tomorrow and evaluate him from there. He’s day-to-day…

“We’ll have a better feel tomorrow based on his treatment, he didn’t do anything on the floor today, just basically got treatment… if he says he’s ready to go, we’ll put him in uniform and play him.”

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For all the problems to start the season — and the Internet isn’t big enough to list them all — the Knicks are just three games back of the division lead. The idea they could come back and win the division is not out of the question. But that’s not going to happen without Carmelo Anthony and without beating teams like the Raptors. Consistently.

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