Oklahoma City put a halt to its four-game skid on Tuesday night in a big way, scoring a 125-105 road win against the mighty Golden State Warriors. There was a downside to the victory, though, in the form of Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony sustaining an injury.
Anthony was limited to just six minutes of action as he left the game after turning his right ankle in the first quarter. His status for OKC’s next game — a Thursday night road game against the Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 ET, TNT) — is questionable. Erik Horne of The Oklahoman has more on Anthony, his injury and what may lie ahead for him:
“I kind of backed up on [Stephen Curry] after the shot, I backed up and his foot was behind me and I rolled my ankle on his foot,” Anthony said. “It was inadvertent.”
“I’ve got to get on this flight, get round the clock treatment tonight and tomorrow. Thursday is a long, long time away from now, so we’ll see what happens. I’m pretty sure you guys will know of any decisions that are made.”
Anthony walked with a slight limp out of the Thunder locker room in postgame, but didn’t appear to be wearing a heavy brace on his right ankle. Anthony has started 54 of 55 games at power forward for the Thunder this season.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan said he hasn’t made a determination on the Thunder’s starters against the Lakers. Donovan started Josh Huestis instead of Terrance Ferguson at shooting guard on Tuesday, and replaced Anthony with Patrick Patterson to start the third quarter.
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