It was a fluke play.
Carmelo Anthony was running back upcourt, watching the play behind him, and crashed into a referee, stepping on his foot. ‘Melo rolled his ankle.
Anthony laid on the court for a couple of minutes when it happened, but it was right before half so he went to the locker room. The Knicks said that he was getting his ankle retaped and would be out to start the second half.
That lasted all of 19 seconds.
He asked out of the game at that point and soon went back to the locker room again. This time he was not returning to play against Boston.
His status for the Knicks’ Wednesday game against the Nets is unclear at present.