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Knicks Stoudemire injures hand after loss… punching fire extinguisher?

May 1, 2012, 12:37 AM EDT

Knicks forward Stoudemire leaves the American Airlines Arena with his hand in a sling after his team's loss to the Heat in Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff in Miami Reuters

May 1, 12:37 am: Amare Stoudemire tweeted this:

I am so mad at myself right now, I want to apologize to the fans and my team, not proud of my actions, headed home for a new start

April 30, 11:01 pm: This is the most intensity Amare Stoudemire has shown all playoffs.

Frustrated after he seemed to stand around all game watching the offense run through Carmelo Anthony on the way to another Knicks playoff loss, Amare Stoudemire punched a glass-encased fire extinguisher on his way back to the locker room, sources told Ken Berger of, as well as other reports on twitter. That led to lacerations on his hand that needed to be stitched up, according to multiple reports.

There was a busted up fire extinguisher case near the Knicks locker room. The Knicks confirmed Stoudemire hurt himself after the game but no details. We don’t know if this was a “classic” punch or just him slamming the side of his hand into the extinguisher case in frustration as he walked past.

What we do know is that there was a lot of blood, paramedics put some stitches into Stoudemire’s left hand (we don’t know how many) and he left the arena with his hand in a bandage and his arm in a sling. He is not getting X-rays (yet) and he is leaving New York with the team.

His status for Game 3 Thursday is currently unknown.

Coach Mike Woodson as well as Carmelo Anthony both said they did not know what happened or have any updates on Stoudemire.

The Knicks should be frustrated. But while Stoudemire has not played great this series he is a threat and if he is out it allows the Heat to turn their focus more toward Anthony and other Knicks threats. Basically, this isn’t good.

  1. cruzan80 - May 1, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    The Knicks will win the series. This is a blessing in disguise. One, the Knicks offense & defense is immensely better without Amare….all year. Two, their going home…role players (Smith & Novak) will have much better games as role players always do @ home. Three, Lin….yes Lin is gonna return for game 4 @ home which will be if nothing else a shot in the arm for the Knicks. I see this going 7 & with the most clutch player in this series playing for the Knicks (Melo)….I just like their chances.

    • southbeachtalent - May 1, 2012 at 1:13 PM

      ^ That, gentlemen, is the definition of delirious.

      Lin?? The same Lin that couldn’t dribble against the Heat?


  2. mungman69 - May 1, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    Stupid, Stupid, Stupid

  3. nokoolaidcowboy - May 1, 2012 at 7:13 AM

    Have any of us ever lashed out in anger without weighing the consequences? Sure. But this shows a problem in the locker room as well.

    Carmelo taking the ball up the court and directing the offense? Not good. Also, Woodson has to work on things that have hurt these Knicks. Conditioning and hitting free throws. They get gassed relatively early and walk around the floor flat footed.
    And cannot hit free throws consistently. Throw in stupid fouls.

    Oh, also play one on one and help on the double team when the offense comes near you. Leaving guys wide open at the 3 is a no-no.

  4. truthhurtstoo - May 1, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    nets, jets, mets…. all suck. only fans that can’t comprehend larger words root for these losing franchises.


    • kingbeason52 - May 1, 2012 at 9:12 AM

      LOL i agree..but you shouldent be talking. How bout the Dolphins, Jaguars, Rays, the “new look” Marlins, the “dwight-less” Magic, and the Tampa Bay Bucs. How sad is it that a Bobcats fan has to make fun of you.

  5. karlton2 - May 1, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    There’s no ‘I’ in team, but there is a ‘me’ in ‘Melo.

  6. lakerluver - May 1, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Only in N. Y.!! Who’s gonna take him off of the Knicks hands?

  7. canehouse - May 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    A lot of “experts” are touting that the Knicks played better and had a better plus / minus ratio without Amare on the court… what they are failing to mention is… those stats are with Iman Shumpert playing… he is no longer a variable. So please stop with the nonsense micro analysis. Where is Spike? Do you still want the knicks roster over the HEAT roster???

  8. Tetaun - May 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Once again fickle NYK fan. You celebrated his arrival, “The Knicks are back” and now when things go south we play the blame game. Half of you commentators never played a game of basketball in your life, can’t related to anything on the court but got a mouth full to complain about. These guys are human beings before their athletes. S/n: Realistically this team needs more pieces and time. A half of season, really?

  9. southbeachtalent - May 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Stat has no “glass”.

  10. dysraw1 - May 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    realistically speaking id say its done just looking at the two teams i hate to say it because i am die hard knicks fan but think its rap city for my doggs

    • dysraw1 - May 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      actually im hoping and praying the lord shows me the error of my ways

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