Jeremy Lin stole the show once again to lead the New York Knicks to victory on Monday night, but that likely won't be a consistent option going forward as NBA teams begin to gameplan for the second-year guard. Head coach Mike D'Antoni may need to continue to rely on his second, third and even fourth options for the next couple of weeks, though, while All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony sits out with a groin injury.
Anthony suffered a strained right groin in the first quarter of Monday night's game, the team announced Tuesday, that will cause him to miss one or two weeks as he recovers. It looked as though the injury happened after throwing a pass to Tyson Chandler as he called a timeout shortly thereafter to remove himself from the game.
This isn't the first time 'Melo's been forced to miss games this season, but it luckily comes at a lighter point of the Knicks schedule. The Knicks host the Lakers on Friday, but the remainder of their next six opponents include the Washington Wizards, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Hornets.