Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony out for tonight's game against Rockets

Tuesday December 18th, 2012

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will miss his second straight game with a sore ankle. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will miss his second straight game with a sore ankle. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will not play in tonight's home game against the Houston Rockets because of a sore ankle.

Anthony made the decision not to play. Anthony suffered a sprained left ankle and injured knee as he fell after being fouled by Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard during the third quarter of the Knicks’ 116-107 victory last Thursday. Anthony did not play in the team's victory 103-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.

Rookie Chris Copeland will start in Anthony's place. Copeland played 18 minutes on Saturday, scoring 11 points, also starting in the place of Anthony.

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