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Carmelo Anthony sits vs. Kings due to lingering effects from migraine

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Cousins leads Kings past Knicks (1:12)

DeMarcus Cousins records 24 points and 20 rebounds in the Kings' 88-80 win over the Knicks. (1:12)

NEW YORK -- Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony did not play in his team's 88-80 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Sunday because of lingering effects from migraine headaches that first surfaced Saturday night, the team said.

Anthony began feeling a headache in the first quarter of Saturday's loss to the Washington Wizards. Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis said Anthony attempted to warm up Sunday but had "more issues dealing with the light." He added that the team's medical staff put Anthony in a dark room prior to the game in an attempt to ease the pain.

"He just wasn't getting any better," said Rambis, who started Arron Afflalo in place of Anthony.

The Knicks are 0-8 in games Anthony has missed due to injury. The 31-year-old leads the club in scoring (21.8), rebounds (8.0) and assists (4.2).

Statistical success aside, the 2015-16 campaign has been a trying one for Anthony. He'll likely miss the playoffs for the third straight season after playing in the postseason in each of his first 10 years in the NBA.

Anthony's status for Wednesday's game against the Chicago Bulls is uncertain.