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Carmelo Anthony is missing the Knicks' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of a sore left knee

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NEW YORK — is missing the Knicks' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of a sore left knee.

Anthony began feeling pain in his surgically repaired knee last week after New York played a double-overtime and an overtime game. He played just 29 minutes Saturday in a loss at Charlotte, and though both he and the Knicks hoped he would return Tuesday, coach says the team's leading scorer was still feeling soreness.

Fisher says the Knicks will continue to evaluate and treat Anthony and didn't know how long he would be out. , who missed the previous three games with a sore left knee, returned and took Anthony's place in the starting lineup.

For the Thunder, starting center returned from a sprained right elbow that was expected to keep him out at least two more games. Starting guard is out with a sprained right knee and will be replaced by .

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