Groin still bothering Melo

Carmelo Anthony played through the pain of a strained right groin on Wednesday night.

"I felt it at times out there on the court. Just one of them things that hopefully will go away soon," Anthony said after scoring 25 points in 26 minutes in the Knicks' win over Orlando.

Anthony will get treatment on the injury Thursday. There is no indication that the injury will keep him from playing Friday in Atlanta. But he may have to play through the pain again.

"I’m just taking it day by day. Tomorrow’s a new day, (I'll) see how I feel. Friday, (I'll) see how I feel. We’ll go from there. I’ll just try to take my time," Anthony said, adding that he felt pain switching on pick and rolls.

On the advice of the Knicks training staff, Anthony rode a stationary bike in the tunnel when he wasn't in the game. He said it was a precautionary move. It's unclear if he will have to do it in future games.

"Well, the trainers didn’t want it to tighten up," Anthony said. "The groin is a very sensitive area. For me, I wanted to try to stay loose, try to stay warm, just in case of anything. So they told me to go in there every chance I get to ride the bike."

Anthony also suffered a strained right groin Feb. 6 and missed seven games but noted his current injury is less severe than his previous groin ailment.

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