DENVER -- Carmelo Anthony of the Nuggets will not play in Friday's Game 5 against the Timberwolves.
The Denver Nuggets star rookie had tested his sprained left knee with a light workout Thursday and was uncertain he would be available.
"Right now I feel it's a gameday decision," Anthony said at the time. "My
knee got a little looser, but it's still tight ... I'm not going to push the issue."
The Timberwolves lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 and can reach
the second round for the first time in team history with a win at home.
Anthony was injured in the third quarter of Minnesota's 84-82
win Tuesday night when he came down on teammate Marcus Camby's foot
and twisted his knee. He returned later in the quarter, but sat out
the game's final seven minutes after his knee tightened up.