Found March 05, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The New York Knicks may be without Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday night. If their reserves can repeat their latest performance and Amare Stoudemire can continue his efficient scoring, it may not matter against the hapless Detroit Pistons. New York will be going for its second straight season sweep of Detroit - having taken the first three meetings by an average of 16.7 points - and its 11th win in 12 matchups overall. Anthony is listed as questionable after exiting in the second quarter of a 102-97 victory over the Cavaliers on Monday with a right knee injury. The forward said it had been bothering him for several weeks, and he appeared to aggravate it when he twisted the knee and dropped to the floor. The NBA's second-leading scorer at 28.2 points per game, Anthony said he underwent an MRI a "couple days" earlier, though the results were negative. "It's just sore, not pain, sore and stiffness," said Anthony, who's averaged 51.9 percent shooting against the Pistons this season. "It's been going on for a while now." New York (36-21) is 3-4 without Anthony in 2012-13, and appeared headed for another loss against Cleveland as it faced a 22-point deficit. However, the Knicks' bench - one of the best in the league with 39.8 points per game - outscored the starters 70-32 en route to the victory. Stoudemire led the way with a season high-tying 22 points after he was benched for the final eight minutes of a 99-93 loss to Miami on Sunday. Coach Mike Woodson said before Monday's game that he needed to get more minutes for Stoudemire, who has been capped at 30.0 per game because of offseason knee surgery but is averaging 23.1. It's easy to see why Woodson wants to see more of Stoudemire with the forward making 74.5 percent from the field in his last six. "I've been a competitor my whole career," said Stoudemire, who played a season-high 32 minutes against the Cavaliers. "I've had a lot of success in this league so far. I know how the game is played. Whenever my number's called I'll be ready and tonight I was ready." The Pistons (23-39) have dropped five of six and have little chance of making the playoffs. That leaves coach Lawrence Frank with the task of keeping his young squad focused for the final 20 games. "We have to really, really be committed because it only gets harder," Frank told the Pistons' official website after a 114-75 loss at San Antonio on Sunday. "Not our motivation, but the other teams we're playing are vying for things. They ain't messing around and we have to come with that same mentality. If we ever want to be a playoff team, you can't wait to adopt that mentality." Detroit's defense continues to be weakened by the absence of rookie big man Andre Drummond, who has missed 12 consecutive games with a fractured tailbone. The Pistons are allowing 102.5 points per contest in that span after giving up 96.7 before Drummond's injury. While the Knicks may be without Anthony, center Marcus Camby played Monday for the first time since Jan. 10 after recovering from plantar fasciitis. He was limited to seven minutes.

Carmelo Anthony out last night with knee injury

The knee injury that forced Carmelo Anthony from the game the other night held him out of last night's game as well.  Anthony fell hard to the court after tripping over his own feet on Sunday, but he had been battling a knee issue for a few games.  It turns out, he has fluid on the knee.According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Anthony was unable to play last night because...

Carmelo Anthony Out vs. Pistons

Carmelo is officially out — Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) March 6, 2013   Sounds as if Carmelo will play tomorrow vs Kevin Durant and OKC — Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) March 6, 2013   Peter A – Knickswag The post Carmelo Anthony Out vs. Pistons appeared first on Knickswag - A New York Knicks Blog - News, Rumors, and more!.

New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony injures right knee against Cavaliers

Carmelo Anthony went down against the Cleveland Cavaliers with an injury to his right knee that he says has origins that date back to before the game. Melo told ESPN that he knew today would not be a good da. “Today I just woke up and you know how some days you really don’t feel right,” [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Anthony Dealing With Soreness In Right Knee

Carmelo Anthony has been dealing with soreness in his right knee over the past few weeks and recently had an MRI.

Knicks Coach Mike Woodson Says Carmelo Anthony Felt Discomfort in Knee Before Tumble

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Knicks rally to win without Anthony

Amare Stoudemire scored 22 points, J.R. Smith added 18 and the New York Knicks overcame a 22-point deficit without All-Star Carmelo Anthony to beat the Cavaliers 102-97 on Monday night, ending a 10-game losing streak in Cleveland. Steve Novak made three of New York's seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Knicks rallied and shook off a tough home loss on Sunday, when...

Carmelo Anthony injured after coach refuses to take him out

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Detroit Pistons after suffering an injury to his right knee during Monday's win against Cleveland Cavaliers.The incident occurred in the first half midway through the second quarter when Anthony stumbled, fell to the ground, left the game and failed to return. Anthony claims...

Carmelo's Knee Injury Remains Unclear

The Knicks are reluctant to reveal the source of Carmelo Anthony's discomfort in his right knee.

Mike Woodson blames himself for Carmelo Anthony’s knee injury

Carmelo Anthony took a frightening tumble on Monday night during the New York Knicks’ loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After the Knicks grabbed a rebound in the second quarter, Anthony looked to receive an outlet pass and appeared to trip over his own feet. He then grabbed toward his knee in pain. According to head coach Mike Woodson, the tumble could have been avoided if he had...

Carmelo Anthony Asked Out of Monday's Game

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Carmelo Anthony Asked To Be Taken Out Of Game Before Injuring Knee

Mike Woodson appeared on ESPN radio’s “The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show” and when defending his star player being considered a “quitter” for leaving Monday’s game vs. Cleveland down 22 points, Woodson actually stated that Carmelo Anthony asked to be taken out of the game before tripping over himself and injuring his right knee during the first half of play. Woodson...

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Roller Coaster Ride Ends in Knicks Victory without Melo

By, Kenneth Teape – Knickswag Contributor Post Game Recap Final Score: Knicks: 87 Pistons: 77 It was not the prettiest game by any stretch of the imagination but the Knicks were able to go into the Palace at Auburn Hills and pull out the victory over the Pistons, giving the Knicks the season sweep.  Just like the first three games this season, the Knicks beat the Pistons by double...

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