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Anthony a game-time decision for Knicks

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony's availability for the Christmas Day game against the Oklahoma City Thunder will be a game-time decision, coach Mike Woodson said Tuesday.

The Knicks star left Monday night's win against the Orlando Magic with a sprained ankle.

"We got to weigh it out," Woodson said Tuesday on ESPN radio. "He came in and got treatment today and he'll get treatment through probably the evening and then tomorrow when he wakes up and comes in we'll have to assess it at that time."

Woodson said he would consider what Anthony told him, but he would also listen to the medical staff.

"Again, I trust Melo," Woodson said. "This is my third year with Carmelo. He's a tough competitor, a tough kid. I trust everything about him in terms of how he's thinking. And then the medical people will kind of lead us in the right direction in terms of where he is, and we'll assess everything tomorrow morning and then we'll make a decision."

The Knicks have already ruled out starting point guard Raymond Felton, who strained his right groin against Orlando. Woodson said Felton is day to day.

The Knicks could have power forward Kenyon Martin back after he missed the last five games with a strained abdominal muscle.

"The bright side is I think Kenyon, if everything goes according to plan when he comes in tomorrow morning, he might be a guy that suits and plays a little bit," Woodson said. "So that is a plus."
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