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Team USA starter Anthony misses game with bruised right heel

8/30/2007 - NBA

LAS VEGAS -- Carmelo Anthony missed the United States' 118-79 victory over Uruguay on Wednesday night because of a bruised right heel,
leaving the Americans without their top scorer in the FIBA Americas
tournament.

Anthony is averaging 21.7 points, the highest ever by an
American in the Olympic qualifying tournament. He complained of the
pain Wednesday morning, though it wasn't known if he was injured in
Tuesday's victory over Puerto Rico.

The injury wasn't considered serious, meaning Anthony should
return Thursday against unbeaten Argentina in a game that will
determine the No. 1 seed in the semifinals.

Michael Redd started in Anthony's place and scored nine points.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.