NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will miss his third straight game tonight.
The Knicks confirmed on their official public relations Twitter account that Anthony did not travel to Toronto for Saturday’s game against the Raptors.
New York was beaten 95-83 by the Raptors at MSG in the first of back-to-back games against Toronto on Friday.
Anthony last suited up in the Knicks’ 103-98 win over the Orlando Magic on December 23. He has been bothered by a left ankle injury.
Meanwhile, forward Metta World Peace is in “another galaxy.”
World Peace responded unusually to questions about owner James Dolan’s meeting with players to inform them that no forthcoming trades or coaching changes would be made.
“I’m not a player, I’m an alien,” World Peace told reporters. “I wasn’t actually there. I was in another galaxy with my galactic friends.”
The forward continued: “My focus is on winning championships. I don’t focus on anything else. Aliens only want to win championships.That’s it. Injuries is not a focus. Trade talk is not a focus. Nothing is a focus. Gluten-free pasta is not a focus, which I would rather have gluten-free pasta. Hey, if I have to have regular pasta. It is what it is. I’m still going to try to win a championship. Nothing will distract me from my focus, my galactic mind.”
World Peace will sit out Saturday’s game due to a sore left knee according to the Knicks’ official PR Twitter account.
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