Carmelo Anthony listed as probable Monday vs. Warriors

There hasn’t been much good news for the New York Knicks lately on the injury front, but they could be getting a dose of good news as they prepare for the first game of a tough five-game road trip Monday night against the Golden State Warriors.

Mar 4, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives between Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard C.J. Miles (0) and power forward Tristan Thompson (13) in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

That good news could come in the form of superstar Carmelo Anthony, who could return to the lineup.

Anthony, who has missed the last three games since leaving in the second quarter last Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, has been upgraded by the Knicks from questionable to probable for tonight’s game.

‘Melo has been out with a sore and stiff right knee and his return to the lineup would be a welcome addition now that Amar’e Stoudemire will miss the next six weeks with a knee injury of his own.

Anthony is second in the NBA in scoring at 28.2 points per game for the 38-22 Knicks, who have a 2½-game lead over the Nets in the Atlantic Division race and according to many currently in the Bay Area, ‘Melo participated in shootaround and told reporters that he will play.

If for some reason the Knicks hold him out for the fourth consecutive game, expect Chris Copeland to get some more minutes in Anthony’s absence.

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Topics: Carmelo Anthony, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

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