Knicks’ Vicious Run of Injuries Is Exacting a Toll on Anthony
ORLANDO, Fla. — Carmelo Anthony was the last player to leave the locker room after Monday’s game here against the Magic, and he was dressed for the trip back to New York: slim-fitting slacks, blue sweater, pageboy cap. As far as these things go, he looked composed.
He could not hide his limp, however, and within the Knicks’ already topsy-turvy environment, yet another injury — this one to the team’s leading scorer — ran the risk of erasing what little momentum they had gained with a narrow win over one of the worst teams in the league.
For the Knicks (9-18), there can be no joy without grief. There can be no victory without struggle. And they cannot play 48 minutes without someone twisting an ankle, straining a hamstring or damaging some other appendage.
They are huge consumers of medical tape. It is a habit they cannot shake.