Carmelo Anthony's return to Denver didn't go as planned and neither has the start of his team's road trip.
Now the Knicks will have to try to get back on track without their All-Star forward.
With Anthony headed back to New York, the Knicks will try for their first win on a five-game trip Thursday night when they face the Portland Trail Blazers.
Anthony, making his first appearance in Denver since being traded to the Knicks more than two years ago, hobbled into the locker room with nine minutes left in the third quarter on Wednesday and did not return in a 117-94 loss.
The team's leading scorer is returning to New York to have his ailing right knee drained and there is no timetable for his return. The Knicks are 5-5 without Anthony this season.
"I'm going to go get it drained, get the fluid out. Get to the bottom of it quick, so I can get back on the court,'' he said.
Anthony returned to the lineup for the start of their road swing, but has str...