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Carmelo Anthony mum but seems unlikely to play Monday night

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony holds the ball before

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony holds the ball before a game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. (Dec. 5, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

LOS ANGELES -- Carmelo Anthony wasn't in the mood to talk about his injured right knee.

Anthony left the locker room Sunday while Mike Woodson was talking to reporters after the Knicks' 93-80 loss to the Clippers. When approached, Anthony said, "No, I'm not talking today."

Anthony, who missed his second straight game, is questionable for Monday night's game in Utah as the Knicks close out this five-game trip. It's unlikely he will play.

Anthony had the fluid drained from the back of his right knee Thursday in New York, and the Knicks said nothing is structurally wrong with it. But his reluctance to speak could mean he will miss more than just the last three games of this trip.

Anthony rejoined the team in Los Angeles but left practice Saturday without talking to the media. Woodson said he did some shooting Saturday. He hasn't done any running, though.

Tyson Chandler also hasn't run since suffering a bruised left knee Wednesday in Denver. The Knicks said Chandler also has a strained neck muscle.

Woodson was asked if he expects to have either available for the Utah game.

"Don't know," he said. "I really honestly can't say. I don't know if they're coming back [Monday night]. I just don't know at this point.''

Martin disses ClipsFormer Clipper Kenyon Martin didn't speak highly of his old team, which chose not to re-sign him this season. "I hope they lose every game," Martin said. "I don't care."

Martin said the Clippers, who like to run and dunk on teams, can't win that way.

"You can't do it in the playoffs," he said. "The regular season is all up and down, man. We know the way the game goes in the regular season."

Buzzer-beatersJason Kidd received some tips from Clippers shooting coach Bob Thate before the game. Thate worked with Kidd with the Nets and Mavericks. He shot 4-for-7, including 3-for-5 from three-point range. "He helped me out a little bit, what I was doing wrong," Kidd said. "He just pointed out a couple of things." . . . Steve Novak made a three-pointer for the first time on the trip in the second quarter. He was 0-for-11 in the first three games before going 3-for-3 Sunday.

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