New York Knicks power-forward Amar’e Stoudemire is “almost certain” to miss Game 3 against the Miami Heat on Thursday, a source has told ESPN New York.
Stoudemire hurt his hand after punching an encased fire extinguisher following last night’s 104-94 loss to the Heat in Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. The All-Star forward’s cuts were so bad that paramedics had to be summoned to the scene.
ESPN New York is also reporting that there is a possibility that the injury could keep Stoudemire out the rest of the series.
The 29-year-old apologized to fans via Twitter last night, saying that he was not proud of his actions, and that they were done out of anger. He had 18 points and seven rebounds in the loss.