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'Melo in lineup for Knicks after missing 3 games

'Melo to play for Knicks after missing 3 games

POSTED: Jan 2, 2014 8:27 PM ET
UPDATED: Jan 2, 2014 9:00 PM ET


— New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is playing against the San Antonio Spurs after missing the past three games with a sprained left ankle.

Anthony is in the starting lineup Thursday night for New York, which is attempting to end a three-game losing streak.

Anthony is third in the league scoring, averaging 26.3 points while also grabbing 8.8 rebounds per game.

The Knicks have battled injuries this season to key players like Anthony, Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler while averaging just 94.7 points per game while allowing 99.2.