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His left hand heavily bandaged and padded, Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire increased his chances of playing in Sunday's Game 4 by participating in practice Friday morning.
Stoudemire underwent hand surgery Tuesday after suffering a severe laceration when he smashed a pane of glass following Monday night's Game 2 loss at Miami.
"I think he's going to play, but I'm not 100 percent sure," coach Mike Woodson said. "I'm going to have to talk to the doctors."
Woodson did an about-face after seeing Stoudemire on the court, but doctors still have to clear him to play. The coach said after Thursday's Game 3 home loss, which put Miami up 3-0 in the first-round series, that he did not expect to have Stoudemire back on Sunday.
On Wednesday, Stoudemire said there was a "great" chance he would play again in the series, but was only cautiously optimistic Friday after practice.
Stoudemire said doctors advised him not to practice Friday...
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Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he feels as though Carmelo Anthony needs to be in better shape heading into next season for New York to be successful.
If Mike Woodson adheres the following instructions than he will allow the Knicks to have a chance in hell at beating the Heat on Sunday...Someone email this to him.. please.
1. DO NOT ALLOW JEFFRIES TO PLAY. HE SHOULD NOT BE ON THE COURT AT ALL DURING THE PLAYOFFS LET ALONE ON ANY COURT DURING ANY NBA GAME!
2. Grow a pair balls and tell Melo to stop taking every ******* shot and...
We've pointed out for years that NY Knick Carmelo Anthony doesn't seem NBA fit. Yesterday, Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson jumped on board:
“I like to see [that] and he’s made major strides this...
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Mike Woodson is pushing for Carmelo Anthony to be in better shape next season.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Those Heat-Knicks series of the late 1990s always went the distance, momentum seemingly turning with every game. This chapter appears headed toward a much different conclusion. The Heat have a 3-0 lead, and any momentum the Knicks have enjoyed lasts mere minutes. Miami will go for the sweep Sunday, with the Knicks trying to force a Game 5 and end the...
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Interim coach Mike Woodson thinks Amare Stoudemire is going to play for the New York Knicks on Sunday in Game 4 against the Miami Heat.
With the Heat up 3-0 in the series, the Knicks got some good news when Stoudemire was able to work out with his lacerated left hand wrapped. He was injured when he punched a fire extinguisher case after Game 2, hitting some...