Carmelo injured in Team USA win over Brazil
Indeed, the Americans also got a reality check: Facing the world’s best basketball teams without Carmelo Anthony is far from an easy task.
Anthony scored 16 first-half points before being forced out with a knee injury, and the United States hung on for a 90-86 victory over Brazil on Tuesday night.
The Denver Nuggets forward set the early scoring pace, but slipped while chasing a ball to the sideline with 2:21 left in the second quarter. He crashed into coach Mike Krzyzewski and left the game with a hyperextended right knee.
“The injury doesn’t look like it’s serious,” Krzyzewski announced.
It's important to add that Kirk Hinrich added 14 points for the Americans, who led 52-38 at halftime. Brazil staged a big comeback while Anthony sat out the rest of the match.