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Amar'e Stoudemire Injury: Knicks Forward 'Almost Certain' To Miss Game 3, According To Reports

The New York Knicks have a few days before they take the court against the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, but the playing status for Amar'e Stoudemire doesn't look good for Thursday night. According to a report by, Stoudemire, who punched a fire extinguisher in frustration after the Knicks 104-94 loss in Game 2 Monday, is "almost certain" to miss Game 3.

Stoudemire hasn't undergone any MRIs or X-rays and the team provided no further update on the extent of the injury.

On Monday, Stoudemire shot just nine times in his 18-point, seven-rebound performance in Game 2, which featured New York playing better than Game 1's blowout but not playing well enough to pull out the victory against the favored Heat.

For more on Stoudemire's injury, keep it tuned to SB Nation New York and this StoryStream. Be sure to check out Posting And Toasting as well.