Knicks' Anthony leaves with sprained left ankle

Knicks' Anthony leaves with sprained left ankle
December 13, 2012, 10:15 pm
Share This Post

Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill,right, gets his hand on the ball as New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, goes up for a layup in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

(APWF)

NEW YORK (AP) Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony sprained his left ankle in the third quarter and was not expected to return to the game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Knicks already had a huge lead Thursday night when Anthony landed awkwardly after being fouled by Dwight Howard on a drive to the basket. He was attended to on the court and was able to stay in after a timeout to shoot the free throws, but was clearly in pain and was taken out soon after.

Anthony scored 22 points in the first quarter and had 30 in 23 minutes when he left the game.