Two of the marquee NBA franchises will be meeting on Friday night in Miami, but unfortunately for those in attendance or those who plan on watching from home, it won't feature one of the premiere match ups in the game. Ever since they were drafted Nos. 1 and 3 overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have had a little rivalry. Unfortunately, they won't be able to renew it tonight.
Carmelo taking next two games off to rest his injuries, D'Antoni says. Could return tues.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) January 27, 2012
But the news isn't so horrible on the injury front. Eddy Curry might be able to play and Dwyane Wade might make his return to the lineup. But fans will be deprived of arguably the best small forward matchup in the game.
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