Knicks Stoudemire Out For Game 3

May 1, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Stoudemire put up 18 points and 7 rebounds against Miami in Game 2. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Stoudemire put up 18 points and 7 rebounds against Miami in Game 2. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire is out for Game 3, Thursday night, in the team’s first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat with a cut hand, according to a report on the NBA’s website.

According to the report Stoudemire cut the hand by hitting a fire extinguisher case in a hallway of American Airlines Arena following the Knicks 104–94 loss to Miami Monday night.

The cut is on the left hand of the right-handed shooting Stoudemire and required stitches afterward. Stoudemire, who had 18 points and 7 rebounds in the loss, left the arena with his arm in a sling and his availability for Game 4 on Sunday is doubtful.

Without Stoudemire the Knicks will most likely shift Carmelo Anthony to the power forward position and play a combination of J.R. Smith and Steve Novak at small forward.