Melo prioritizes health over LeBron

Updated: January 9, 2010, 1:51 AM ET
Associated Press

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DENVER -- Carmelo Anthony's much-hyped matchup with LeBron James will have to wait until Feb. 18 because of a nagging knee injury that kept him out of Friday night's game between Denver and Cleveland.

Anthony has sat out the last four games with a bruised right knee.

James is 1-5 in his career at the Pepsi Center.

Chauncey Billups was back on the court for the injury-riddled Nuggets, and Chris Andersen and Nene returned from sprained ankles. Billups had missed eight of Denver's previous nine games with a strained left groin.


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