Report: Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire Punches Fire Extinguisher, Injures Hand
Amare Stoudemire and the New York Knicks already had it bad enough, dropping back-to-back games to open their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat. But now injury has been added to insult — the Knicks’ power forward reportedly hurt himself after the game, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire cut his hand after punching hard surface in lockeroom, sources tell @YahooSports.—
Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) May 01, 2012
A source told Spears that Stoudemire punched the glass that enclosed a fire extinguisher; Knicks GM Glen Grunwald and head coach Mike Woodson have both confirmed that Stoudemire has a cut.
“I’m not going to comment until I find out more about what’s going on,” Woodson said in his postgame news conference. “[Stoudemire] has a cut. That’s all I know at this point.”
Stoudemire had 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting plus seven rebounds, but the Knicks lost 104-94 on the road to fall behind 2-0 against the Heat. Game 3 will be back in New York at 7 p.m. Thursday; Stoudemire’s status for that game is yet unknown.