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Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points with five rebounds and three assists in the loss to the Bucks on Monday. Anthont made 5-10 shots from behind the arc.
Anthony continued his recent serge Monday night and is now averaging 30.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals over his last five games. The move to the power forward position has actually increased Anthony's production, considering how good his post game can be, so there is no reason to think this recent bump in production will go away anytime soon. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Antonio Smith may sit out practice this week.
Smith is the subject of a child abuse investigation in Texas. The case has been dragging on for some time now, with the DA sifting through the report from the Fort Bend County Sheriff since February. Even if the case is ultimately dropped by the prosecutor, Smith could still face discipline from the league as part of its effort to improve its public image, as part of the personal conduct policy under the CBA between the players union and the league. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Avisail Garcia left Monday's game with a knee injury.
Garcia left after less than two innings of action on Monday. He was coming off a knee issue that held him out two games before playing again on Sunday, where he went 1-for-2 with a strikeout. A problem significant to force him from the game, occurring with the same body part that sidelined him last week is of concern, so stay tuned for an update on his situation. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson