Carmelo Anthony injury: Knicks star likely to play Christmas Day

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony's sprained left ankle isn't expected to keep him out of the Knicks' Christmas Day matchup against the Thunder.

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is officially a game-time decision against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day due to a sprained left ankle, but Anthony is expected to give it a go, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Anthony sprained his ankle in the third quarter of the Knicks' 103-98 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Prior to going down, the forward had 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting in 24 minutes of action. Without him, New York nearly gave away a 24-point halftime lead.

Anthony underwent treatment Tuesday, and nobody expects him to miss the marquee Christmas matchup against Oklahoma City. Even if he's not quite 100 percent, Anthony will square off against Kevin Durant in a battle of the top two scorers in the NBA. Durant leads the league in scoring at 28.1 points per game, while Anthony is second at 26.3 points per game.

In other Knicks injury news, Berman says Kenyon Martin may return from a strained abdominal muscle that has kept the big man out five games. Raymond Felton won't play after injuring his groin again Monday and is likely out for awhile.

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