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Carmelo Anthony had planned on returning to Westchester facility Tuesday night to test his ankle a second time - an
Indication he was more serious on playing vs. Brooklyn than he has let on. Melo said this afternoon he wants to be 100 percent before returning and did not like how it worked out last season when he played hurt with his various injuries. Said he doesn't want to play if he can't play the way he normally can play. Melo's new outlook must be tough for Woodson to swallow as this club has a real shot at finishing No. 1 in the East and homecourt advantage vs. Miami. Obviously Melo at 9O percent could help the team. But Woodson will only say he will support Anthony whichever way it goes. If he misses the Brooklyn game, that already will be five absences in 25 game. The MVP candidate would have missed one-fifth of the team's games.