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Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire Says There’s A ‘Great Chance’ He’ll Play In Game 4

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. (WFAN/AP) — Amar’e Stoudemire said that there’s a “great chance” he can play in Game 4 of the Knicks’ series against the Miami Heat on Sunday, despite cutting his left hand on a fire extinguisher case.

Stoudemire is out of Thursday’s Game 3 after a surgeon repaired a muscle in the hand on Tuesday. The Knicks are calling him doubtful for Game 4, but Stoudemire says he’s “not totally sure yet.”

Stoudemire, wearing a large wrap around his hand, said he has reason for hope because “I just persevere through a lot of injuries and work hard to recover from injuries.”

He said he punched the case out of anger on Monday after the Knicks fell behind 2-0 and wasn’t trying to injure himself, adding that there was only a small piece of glass that he hit.

If Amar’e does in fact play in Game 4, would you boo him if you were at the Garden? Share your thoughts and comments below…

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