Knicks' Carmelo Anthony leaves game with 'severe back spasms'

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Carmelo Anthony leaves game early with back spasms
Tuesday November 25th, 2014

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony left Monday's game against the Rockets with back spasms and did not return. According to MSG's Tina Cervasio, the spasms are considered "severe."

Anthony's injury will be reassessed in 24-48 hours, Knicks coach Derek Fisher said.

The pain was significant enough that Anthony did not address the media. Anthony will travel with the team to Dallas for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks, but he will visit a Houston doctor first to receive painkillers that are not stored in the arena, the team told reporters

Pelicans guard Eric Gordon out indefinitely with shoulder injury​

Anthony played 18 minutes before he landed awkwardly while taking a jump shot. The Knicks originally said his return was questionable.

Lakers' Xavier Henry out for season with torn Achilles​

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Anthony received "lots of treatment" on his quad after the team's morning shootaround. 

- Dan Gartland

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