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  • NBA: Anthony sidelined by sprained left ankle

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  • NEW YORK (AP) ó Carmelo Anthony will miss the New York Knicksí game against Oklahoma City with a sprained left ankle, unable to take part in a Christmas Day showdown with Kevin Durant.
    Anthony was hurt Monday in a victory at Orlando and hoped to play Wednesday, but the Knicks announced he would not be in uniform about 50 minutes before tipoff.
    Itís the first game this season missed for Anthony, who averages 26.3 points, second to Durantís 28.1. Anthony edged him to win last seasonís scoring title.
    The Knicks did have Kenyon Martin, who has missed the last five games with a strained abdominal muscle.
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