Skip to main content
Main content
NBA news

Anthony returns to Knicks' lineup vs. Nets

Posted Dec 19, 2012 6:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony is returning to the Knicks' starting lineup against Brooklyn after missing two games because of a sprained left ankle.

Anthony worked out before the game Wednesday and decided he was set to go. Coach Mike Woodson said beforehand that if Anthony told him that he was ready, he would consult with team medical staff to determine how many minutes the All-Star forward could play.

Anthony was hurt last Thursday night against the Lakers when he landed awkwardly after a foul by Dwight Howard.

Anthony is second in the NBA with 27.9 points per game, including a season-high 45 on Dec. 11 in Brooklyn in the last matchup with the Nets.

The Knicks were without reserve forwards Steve Novak (ill) and Rasheed Wallace (sore left foot).

photoFIBA: Day Four Wrap
See all the action and passion from day four of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
photoPostgame: Coach K
USAB's Coach Mike Krzyzweski addresses the media following a winning performance over New Zealand.
photoPostgame: James Harden
USAB's James Harden addresses the media following a winning performance over New Zealand.
photoAnthony Davis: Sultan Of Swat
The Pelicans' Anthony Davis is known for his unique defensive prowess for guarding the paint, and we replay some of his best blocks.
photoThrough The Lens: USA vs. New Zealand
Watch Team USA's impressive win over New Zealand through the lens of the slow-motion phantom cam.