Anthony escapes punishment after incident against 76ers.
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will not be suspended after his involvement in the incident during the clash with the Philadelphia 76ers.
As reported by ESPN, according to a league source Anthony is set to escape punishment after catching Spencer Hawes in the back of the head as the two fought for a rebound.
Hawes reacted angrily before being pushed away by Tyson Chandler, which led to a small scuffle on the court.
Both Hawes and Chandler received double technicals, why Anthony was called for a flagrant foul. He told reporters after the game that he had been elbowed first, which caused his initial reaction.
The league source said the matter had been reviewed and it had been decided no further action would be taken.
However, this isn’t the first time Anthony has been involved in such incidents, having already had a dust-up with Boston Celtics’ star Kevin Garnett earlier this season.
“He’s got to control his emotions,” said Knicks coach Mike Woodson. “Melo is a physical player and he likes contact, which is great. We had the altercation and we were able to pull away from it. No punches were thrown. They assessed the technicals and flagrants the way they saw it and we moved on.”