Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony strains groin

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

The New York Knicks finally have a point guard that is getting the job done this season. Second-year man Jeremy Lin delivered 28 points and eight assists in Monday night's 99-88 victory over the Utah Jazz.

The victory came without the services of forward Amar'e Stoudemire, who left the team indefinitely because of the tragic death of his brother, and without much help from Carmelo Anthony, who left the game with a strained right groin.

Having played less than six minutes and scored only two points, Anthony headed to the locker room to deal with his injury and was in street clothes before the game ended, the New York Post reports. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said Anthony is now "day-to-day," the paper notes.

"He'll be revaluated [Tuesday],'' D'Antoni said, according to the Post. "It's usually a day or two [to see] does it swell up or is there blood? We'll find out [Tuesday]. But it'll be a couple days before we know the extent of it."

Anthony is averaging 22.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

The next game for the 10-15 Knicks is Wednesday against the Washington Wizards. New York is currently in tenth place in the Eastern Conference, a game out of playoff contention.

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