Carmelo Anthony says left shoulder feels fine

Carmelo Anthony waits during a break late in Carmelo Anthony waits during a break late in the second half of a game against the Atlanta Hawks. (Nov. 16, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Carmelo Anthony said his right shoulder bothered him after he got hit in Tuesday night's game against the Pistons and that the left one, in which he suffered a torn labrum and rotator cuff last season, still feels fine. "Ain't no wood around here I can knock on?" he said. "No issues."

Melo has Woodson's back

Mike Woodson said "my mouth is zipped" when he was asked about the $25,000 the NBA fined him for publicly criticizing officials. Woodson had said Anthony doesn't get the superstar calls.

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Anthony also chose not to say anything, but he promised to repay his coach for having his back.

"I don't know about $25,000, but I'll take care of him here and there," Anthony joked. "We got a long year, man. I'll spread it out across the year. But I tell you, I'll take care of Woody."

Felton sits again

Raymond Felton missed his third straight game with a pinched nerve in his hip. He also has been dealing with a hamstring issue. He said he doubts he'll play Monday when the Knicks play in Portland.

This will be a tough trip for the Knicks' point guards, who have had problems defending against quick guards. They played John Wall (31 points) Saturday night and will face Portland's Damian Lillard, the Clippers' Chris Paul and Denver's Ty Lawson.

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