The feel-good story of New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin continued Monday, however, the cost of a Knicks victory came at the cost as star forward Carmelo Anthony strained his groin on a first-quarter, alley-oop pass to center Tyson Chandler. Anthony called timeout and never returned to the game for the Knicks, who're already without power forward Amar'e Stoudemire and veteran point guard Baron Davis.
"He’ll be revaluated [today],’’ D’Antoni said. "It’s usually a day or two [to see] does it swell up or is there blood? We’ll find out [today]. But it’ll be a couple days before we know the extent of it.’’
Anthony had just returned to the lineup after spraining his ankle Jan. 14.
Meanwhile, Stoudemire is out an undisclosed amount of time because of the unexpected death of his brother, while Davis is out with a mysterious back injury.