Carmelo Anthony out at Utah for leg

Updated: March 19, 2013, 12:35 PM ET
By Jared Zwerling | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony did not play Monday night against the Utah Jazz.

In addition to Anthony, center Tyson Chandler missed Monday night's game with a neck strain, and Kurt Thomas, who's been starting in place of Chandler, played 27 minutes off the bench despite a bone spur in his right foot, making a big impact defensively with three blocked shots.

Chandler will undergo an MRI Tuesday morning on his strained neck, league sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard. Chandler also has a bruised knee.

Anthony, the NBA's second-leading scorer at 27.5 points per game, missed his sixth game in the Knicks' past eight with a right leg injury. Anthony also said that the fluid drained from his right leg late last week was not from a knee issue but one involving his hamstring.

Team officials said X-rays Monday on Thomas revealed his bone spur. Thomas is to have a follow-up MRI in New York on Tuesday.

After the Knicks' 90-83 victory over the Jazz, point guard Jason Kidd left the locker room in Utah with his left hand and wrist heavily wrapped.

The Knicks announced that X-rays on the injury were negative. Kidd said he got hurt in the third quarter swiping at the ball on a defensive play.

"It's just a bruise, that's all," he said. "I hit somebody's arm. I'm good. It's fine."

Jared Zwerling is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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