Friday, January 8, 2010
Melo prioritizes health over LeBron
DENVER -- Carmelo Anthony's much-hyped matchup with LeBron James will have to wait until Feb. 18 because of a nagging knee injury that kept him out of Friday night's game between Denver and Cleveland.
Anthony has sat out the last four games with a bruised right knee.
James is 1-5 in his career at the Pepsi Center.
Chauncey Billups was back on the court for the injury-riddled Nuggets, and Chris Andersen and Nene returned from sprained ankles. Billups had missed eight of Denver's previous nine games with a strained left groin.