The New York Knicks are hoping on Christmas that Carmelo Anthony is healthy. The Knicks star is a game-time decision for Christmas day after spraining his ankle in New York's victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday. Melo is crucial to the Knicks' game tomorrow, as the Oklahoma City Thunder are coming into the Garden with the third best record in the NBA and All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook

The Knicks have already ruled out starting point guard Raymond Felton, who strained his right groin in the same game. The Knicks could have Kenyon Martin back after the veteran forward missed the past five games with a strained abdominal muscle.

The Knicks are coming in just 2.5 games out of the Atlantic Division lead despite having a ghastly record of 9-18. If Anthony misses any extended time due to his injury, the Knicks could continue their downward spiral this season.

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[via ESPN New York]