Melo might sit out All-Star Game

February, 14, 2013
2/14/13
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Carmelo Anthony said a "deep" right arm contusion he suffered on Wednesday night might sideline him for Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.

The New York Knicks forward suffered the injury early in the first quarter of a 92-88 loss to Toronto when DeMar DeRozan elbowed him in the arm on a drive.

Anthony said he felt numbness throughout the game and called the contusion "kind of deep."

If he feels discomfort leading up to Sunday evening's game, Anthony said he would sit out rather than risk further injury.

"I'm not going to force it, definitely not going to force it," Anthony said. "As bad as I would want to play in the All-Star Game, participate, if I can't go I can't go. Nothing I can do about that."

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2