SuperSonics G Rick Brunson is expected to be sidelined at least two months because of a foot injury.

Brunson, bothered by plantar fasciitis all season, tore the plantar fascia in his left foot during practice Monday. He said he was making a move during a one-on-one drill and heard something in his foot pop.

"I tried to come back and see how I felt with some type of pain. When I tore it, that was it," Brunson, wearing a protective boot and using a crutch, said yesterday.

"I've never had to sit out a long period of time. It's frustrating because I wanted to bring something to this team."

* ANTHONY DAY-TO-DAY: The Nuggets listed high-scoring F Carmelo Anthony as day-to-day after X-rays and an MRI exam on his sprained left ankle showed no break.

Anthony was injured in the first quarter of Monday night's loss to the Nets when he fell during a drive to the basket. Anthony is averaging 21.6 points and six rebounds in 14 games.

Denver will host New Orleans tonight.

* REDD OUT: Bucks G Michael Redd missed last night's game against the Mavericks because of a right quadriceps contusion.

The Bucks listed Redd, who was hurt in practice Monday, as day-to-day.

Redd is fifth in the NBA in scoring with 25.9 points per game. He also averages 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

* MCGRADY BACK: Rockets F Tracy McGrady started last night against the Hawks after missing the last five games because of a back injury.

McGrady had missed eight of Houston's 14 games after straining his back in practice on Nov. 4. The Rockets have lost all eight games without him.

-- From News Services

Carmelo Anthony exited Monday's game in the first quarter with a sprained ankle.