Carmelo Anthony leaves game, close to shutting knee down for season
Anthony had 26 points in the Knicks' 109-95 loss to the Heat.
After the game, Anthony told reporters that his knee is sore, and he is getting closer needing to end his season due to the injury.
Carmelo Anthony says he irritated his knee again while planting. "it's the same thing, just very sore."— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) February 10, 2015
Carmelo Anthony says he is getting closer to the point when he needs to shut it down. "I'm restricted."— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) February 10, 2015
Melo, on if hes close to shutting it down for season: "Im not getting that pop or that bounce [anymore]. So Im getting close to that point."— Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) February 10, 2015
In 39 games this season, Anthony is averaging 35.8 minutes, 24.1 points, 3 assists, and 6.7 rebounds per game. Anthony has missed 13 of the Knicks games this year, some of which have been because of soreness in his knees.
Anthony signed a five-year, $124 million deal in July.
- Sarah Barshop