Thursday, December 26, 2013
Anthony questionable against Raptors
By Ian Begley
Carmelo Anthony's status for Friday's game against Toronto is up in the air.
Anthony sat out of practice Thursday and received treatment on his balky left ankle from team trainers.
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Mike Woodson said Anthony's status is day-to-day. The team is officially listing him as questionable.
"We'll have a better feel [Friday] based on his treatment," Woodson said.
Anthony missed the Knicks' Christmas Day disaster against Oklahoma City because of the ankle injury. Without their leading scorer, the Knicks were no match for the Thunder, losing the nationally televised game by 29 points.
Anthony hurt his ankle in the third quarter of the Knicks' win over Orlando.
Since he went down, the Knicks have been outscored 169-125. Anthony has led the team in scoring in all 27 games he's played.
The Knicks have a back-to-back coming up against Toronto, but Woodson said the schedule would not factor into his usage of Anthony.
"It just depends on if he says he's ready to go," Woodson said. "We'll put him in uniform and we'll play him."
What about Ray?Raymond Felton also sat out of practice due to his groin injury. The Knicks have said for the past two days that they would have more information about when Felton would return, but Woodson said Thursday that Felton was scheduled to seek more "medical advice" and he expected to have an update on him this afternoon. ... Pablo Prigioni shot free throws on a side court at the end of practice. Later, Prigioni said that he expects to be out at least another week while his broken toe heals. He has not yet been able to run without pain.