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Both Stoudemire, Lin out for Game 3, doubtful for Game 4

May 3, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

Knicks guard Lin celebrates after his long pass hit Knicks forward Stoudemire for a layup against the Cavaliers in New York Reuters

The Cavalry will not be charging over that hill.

The New York Knicks will not have Amare Stoudemire or Jeremy Lin for Game 3 Thursday — something we knew already — but both are now officially listed as doubtful for Game 4 Sunday as well.

Stoudemire is in doubt because his hand lost a fight with the glass surrounding a fire extinguisher, which led to him having minor surgery and a lot of stitches on his hand. He sounds frustrated. He still hopes to play in Game 4 Sunday but the team is not so sure having called him doubtful, reports ESPNNewYork.com. My guess is how well the Knicks play in Game 3 without him will determine how hard they push him to return for Sunday.

Lin is kind of on his own schedule — he’s trying to push back from knee surgery and be ready earlier than expected, but you can’t rush things. He told the Associated Press that it “doesn’t look great” that he can play in Game 4.

If the Knicks don’t turn things around, it could be summer vacation after Sunday.

  1. elcomandanteenjefe - May 3, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Lin and Amare were doing just great until —- hogball Caramelo showed up, who obviously cannot create anything (i.e. open shot) for anyone else other than himself. As for Lin coming back early… not worth the risk, but since I’m not a Knicks fan, why not?!? Bring him back earlier than needed so that he is that much useless in the future!!!

    • aboogy123456 - May 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      You obviously know nothing about basketball. I wish we were both GMs and I could trade you Lin and Amar’e for Melo.

      • elcomandanteenjefe - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM

        Hey there Mr. GM, how is that Caramelo doing for you??? Oooooops…. almost a first round sweep after almost falling out of the playoff race once Hogamelo showed up to play. You my friend, are obviously a moron to think your Knicks ever had a chance against the Celtics or Bulls, let alone the CHAMPION HEAT!!!

  2. canehouse - May 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Since the Willis Reed tunnel has been removed for the MSG remodel… don’t expect either to come out on the path that Reed did many, many years ago.

  3. baron30 - May 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    not worth it for Lin long term to rush back from surgery in hopes of impacting the playoffs…see exhibit A) Grant Hill and exhibit B) Brandon Roy

  4. pacific123ocean - May 3, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    It doesn’t even matter, the Knicks are not winning this series anyway with or without these two guys.

    I am more interested in next year. WIll both Lin and Amare be back next year? How about Mike Woodson?

  5. mungman69 - May 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    The Knicks, the Nets, the Jets. What the hell is going on?

  6. rosesacl - May 3, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    take your beat down like a man amare…. you owe it to all 5 of your twitter followers

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