Anthony will be a little banged up in his return to the city where he blossomed into an NBA superstar. He recently sat out three games with a knee injury and struggled in his return to the court on Monday, when the Knicks were blown out by the Golden State Warriors.
Despite the loss, New York still holds the No. 2 seed in the East, but just barely. The Knicks are percentage points ahead of the Indiana Pacers, who will be hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. Considering the matchups, there's a pretty good chance the Pacers take over that No. 2 spot after the evening is over.
There are a host of other good games on the slate, including several that have a big impact on the playoff picture. The Los Angeles Clippers will host the Memphis Grizzlies as the two teams battle for the third seed in the West. And at the bottom of the West playoff picture, the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz are all in action. The Lakers currently hold the No. 8 spot in the conference, half a game ahead of the Jazz and half a game behind the Rockets.
Here's the full schedule via SI.com (all times Eastern):
Minnesota Timberwolves at Indiana Pacers, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles Lakers at Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets, 8 p.m.
Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8 p.m.
Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Detroit Pistons at Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m.