The knee injury that forced Carmelo Anthony from the game the other night held him out of last night's game as well. Anthony fell hard to the court after tripping over his own feet on Sunday, but he had been battling a knee issue for a few games. It turns out, he has fluid on the knee.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Anthony was unable to play last night because of fluid in his knee.
Woodson said Melo is out tonight as expected. OKC still possible. In arena.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) March 6, 2013
The Knicks have struggled since the start of the 2013 calendar year. They started the season on fire, but they have fizzled defensively. This has led to a slip in the standings. They will still make the playoffs, but if the Knicks want to improve their seeding and make a deep run, they'll need everyone firing on all cylinders.
Anthony has been dominant so far this season. He is averaging 28.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. In his career, he has averaged 24.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.