Melo to play vs Heat despite shoulder injury

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Apr 06 2014 08:54 AM | Updated as of Apr 06 2014 04:54 PM

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony plans to play at the Miami Heat on Sunday, despite having a right shoulder injury.

Anthony said Saturday that the injury is a deep bruise or light sprain and that he has trouble lifting the shoulder. He sustained the injury during Wednesday night's win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Anthony played in Friday's 90-89 loss the Washington Wizards, but clearly struggled. He scored just 10 points on five-for-14 shooting and committed nine turnovers.

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The Washington Wizards recalled guard Glen Rice from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League on Saturday.

He is averaging 17.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 28 minutes in 19 games with the Energy this season.

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The Golden State Warriors fired assistant coach Darren Erman due to a violation of company policy, the team announced Saturday.

Erman, 37, was in his third season with the Warriors after spending four years with the Boston Celtics.

(Editing by Gene Cherry)