Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 11:30 am  |  10 responses

Amar’e Stoudemire Unsure of Status for Game 3

Stoudemire couldn’t sit down during his postgame press conference last night, and remains unsure of just how ready he’ll be to play in the pivotal third game, as the series shifts to MSG. From Newsday: “Amar’e Stoudemire knew something wasn’t right, explaining to his fellow All-Star teammate that he wasn’t feeling all that hot. ‘He came to me and said, ‘My back is messed up,’ Carmelo Anthony said. ‘I was like, ‘Just ride it out with me and just fight it out with me.’ However, it wasn’t much longer until Anthony figured out that Stoudemire’s night probably was going to be a short one, all because of some nagging back spasms. ‘I came down on a pick-and-roll one time, and I got in the paint and I swung it to him,’ Anthony said. ‘And I just seen him grab his back. That was a play that was like, ‘Man, here goes another one of our guys [going down].’ Stoudemire was relegated to spectator status last night for the better part of the Knicks’ 96-93 loss to the Celtics at TD Garden in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. He apparently injured himself in pregame warmups when he touched the backboard glass with his left hand while dunking with his right. It’s an injury he said he’s never had before, and one that has his status up in the air for Game 3 Friday at Madison Square Garden. ‘I’m not sure,’ Stoudemire said. ‘We’ll see how it goes tomorrow and the next day. I hope I’ll be ready to go by Friday.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    He should come out right before the tip, keeping all Knicks fans in suspense, shades of Willis Reed.

  • Roger

    get this man some heat compress, STAT

  • bull22

    after calling himself unstoppable after another knicks LOSS in game one, 100 mil being wasted with him sitting on the bench.. figures, pretty soon he will be resting his back while watching the rest of NBA playoffs, hahahhahahhahahhahhahaha

  • add

    if he’s gone there not even gonna be able to steal 1 game away from the celts

  • Eddie

    STAT. Damn man…another victim…of the illuminaceous.

  • A.B.

    “Sailing on a cloud, they trailing below. My shrink tells me its a feeling they’ll never know” Melo must have felt like this last night! Jay E fans know what im talking bout.

  • smoove

    hes gonna play

  • dsleepy

    he should have his teammates carry him over to a wheelchair, and then victoriously trot out right after halftime.