Carmelo Anthony misses second game

Updated: December 26, 2010, 2:03 AM ET
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony missed his second straight game Saturday night after leaving the team to be with his family following the death of his sister.

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Denver coach George Karl said before the Nuggets' 114-106 Christmas Day loss at Oklahoma City that he had no update on Anthony's status. Karl says he doesn't expect Anthony to return for a home game Sunday against Philadelphia.

The team said Wednesday night that Anthony's sister, Michelle Anthony, died of a pre-existing medical condition Tuesday in Baltimore. She had four children.

Anthony missed the Nuggets' game Wednesday night in San Antonio.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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