Carmelo Anthony out vs. Nets with sprained ankle

Associated Press

Tuesday night, late in the first half of the Knicks win against Boston, Carmelo Anthony was running up court while looking back over his shoulder and collided with a referee, stepping on the ref’s foot and rolling his ankle. Anthony was clearly in pain but had it retaped, tried to play the second half, and that lasted all of 19 seconds.

It’s not a shock, but Anthony will sit out Wednesday night with the Knicks heading out to Brooklyn to face the Nets.

X-rays of Anthony’s ankle were negative, so it is not likely he will miss much time and could be back Saturday vs. Memphis. Lance Thomas is likely to get the start with Anthony out.