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    Wednesday, December 25th (All times Eastern)

    Oklahoma City Thunder (22-5) at New York Knicks (9-18), 2:30 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - Will Carmelo Anthony be able to go for the New York Knicks Christmas afternoon when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder at Madison Square Garden?

    Anthony sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of New York's 103-98 victory in Orlando on Monday night. The Knicks were up 20 points when Anthony hobbled off and his presence for Wednesday afternoon is unknown.

    "I don't want to miss that game," he said. "It's Christmas Day at the Garden. I'll be there. Hopefully, I'll be there."

    Anthony wasn't the only Knick to go down to injury in Atlanta. Raymond Felton, who returned from a left hamstring injury on Monday, felt a pop in his right groin and left in the fourth quarter.

    Anthony was still the Knicks' leading scorer on Monday with 19 points. J.R. Smith came off the bench with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyson Chandler also registered a double-double with 10 points and 13 boards.

    Andrea Bargnani, Felton and Beno Udrih also scored in double figures.

    The Knicks are just 4-10 at home this season, which ties them with the Detroit Pistons for second most home losses in the Eastern Conference. Only the Milwaukee Bucks have more setbacks in their own building in the East.

    The Oklahoma City Thunder had a nine-game winning streak snapped last time out, so they'll be ready for their Christmas showdown at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

    The Thunder hadn't lost since Dec. 4 at Portland until the Toronto Raptors came into Oklahoma City and knocked off the Thunder, 104-98 on Sunday. It was OKC's first home loss of the season.

    "They made enough plays down the stretch and we didn't," said Thunder head coach Scott Brooks. "We got a lot of open looks that we just didn't make and we gave them easier looks in the fourth than we did in the third."

    Kevin Durant tied the game with 1:39 left, but the Raptors scored the final six points of the contest.

    Russell Westbrook had 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Durant added 24 points and eight boards for the Thunder, who shot under 37 percent for the game and committed 19 turnovers.

    The two All-Stars for OKC were the only two players in double figures.

    The Thunder still have a five-game road winning streak to defend. They will visit Charlotte on Friday.

    The Knicks have a streak they'd like to see come to an end on Christmas. They are 0-3 this season in afternoon tilts and two of those losses came in true blowout fashion.

    The Thunder have won six of the last eight meetings between the two teams. Oklahoma City has taken two of the last three trips to Madison Square Garden.

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      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

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      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

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      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

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      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

      New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

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      Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. More>>

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      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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