The biggest story to come out of last night's Knicks/Heat contest didn't materialize on the court, where Miami took a 2-0 lead in the series. It happened on the way to the locker room after the game, when Amare Stoudemire took out his frustrations on a fire extinguisher, resulting in a lot of blood, a few stitches, and derisive pun-heavy headlines from the New York papers. Our Tuesday morning Knicks updates revolve around Stoudemire's lapse in judgment, so let's round them up in one place:
- Stoudemire is "almost certain" to miss Game Three in New York, and could be out for the entire series with a hand laceration, a source tells Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.
- The injury is the latest low point in an agonizing, up-and-down Knicks season, writes Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.
- Carmelo Anthony tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports that he still believes he and Stoudemire can thrive alongside one another when both are healthy. The Knicks are just a .500 team since pairing the two stars, who are slated to earn a combined $40MM+ in each of the next three seasons.