John Otano
Monday March 11th, 2013

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives past a falling Shane Battier #31. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives past a falling Shane Battier #31. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The New York Knicks could see a familiar face back on the court as they begin a five-game road trip starting tonight against Golden State. Carmelo Anthony, who has missed the last three contests with a knee injury, could make his return tonight for the Knicks. The Knicks have gone 3-1 in the absence.

Anthony returns to a lineup sans superstar forward Amar'e Stoudemire who will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a knee injury. The Knicks enter tonight with a slim .5 game lead over the Indiana Pacers for the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

Anthony is having an MVP-type year for the Knicks, averaging 28.2 points-per-game on 44.1 percent shooting to go along with his 6.2 rebounds a game. https://twitter.com/NY_KnicksPR/statuses/311167155355918336

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