Posted Dec 28, 2013 6:48 PM
TORONTO (AP) -- The New York Knicks were without leading scorer Carmelo Anthony and forward Metta World peace for Saturday's game against the Raptors.
Anthony, who did not travel to Toronto, missed his third straight game with a sore left ankle. Coach Mike Woodson said he hoped to have Anthony back when the Knicks visit Texas next week for games at San Antonio, Houston and Dallas.
"If he can't run and jump because of his ankle, he needs to nurse it back and get it ready to go and then he'll let us know," Woodson said.
Anthony was injured in Monday's win at Orlando and has since sat out home losses to Oklahoma City and Toronto. The NBA's second-leading scorer, he's averaging 26.3 points this season and has led the Knicks in scoring in every game he's played.
World Peace returned in Friday's loss to Toronto after missing three games with a sore left knee, but re-aggravated the injury in a five-minute appearance.
|Nedovic's Acrobatic Finish|
Nemanja Nedovic gets creative in the lane in the 'Dubs matchup against Charlotte.
|Davis Swats it into Next Week|
Charlotte's Josh Davis makes his presence felt inside with the rejection.
|Reports: Carmelo Returning to Knicks|
Multiple reports say Carmelo Anthony is ready to make his commitment to the Knicks organization official.
|Mitchell Give-And Go|
Tony Mitchell recovers the steal and throws it down on the give-and go.
|Billy McGill Tribute|
Billy McGill, innovator of the jump hook shot, passed away on July 11. McGill, a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Zephyrs, starred in the NBA and ABA as well as the University of Utah.