The Oklahoma City Thunder prepare for the New York Knicks on Saturday night knowing that Carmelo Anthony will probably not play.
At least one person the Oklahoma City Thunder will not have to worry about when the New York Knicks come to visit the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday Night is Carmelo Anthony. Anthony's status is in doubt after incurring a rash of injuries versus Memphis on Thursday.
New York All-Star Carmelo Anthony rolled his right ankle at Memphis and is considered doubtful for Saturday's 7 p.m. game against the Thunder inside Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Anthony, who also has a sprained left wrist, told the New York Post he will need "a miracle" to suit up against OKC.
Can Amare Stoudemire have a big game and help the Knicks keep up with the young legs of the Thunder? Anthony's physical presence, ability to distribute and uncanny ability to score the ball has been key to the Knicks success this season, with him out the Thunder can use players like Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison to slow down Stoudemire.
Game date/time: Saturday, January 14, 7 p.m. CT
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Odds: Thunder, -11. Over/Under, 197.
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Radio: NBA Audio League Pass
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband
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