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Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire Calls Himself Doubtful For Game 4 Meeting Against Heat

Amar'e Stoudemire (credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Amar’e Stoudemire (credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) - To play or not to play? That is the question.

After Amar’e Stoudemire missed Game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs because of an unfortunate incident with a fire extinguisher, the power forward is doubtful for Game 4 on Sunday, Newsday reported.

Knicks coach Mike Woodson initially thought that Stoudemire would be able to fight through the pain on Sunday, the paper said, but the former first-round pick called himself doubtful today for the upcoming contest.

The six-foot-eleven, 260-pounder is not shooting with his left hand, though he is using his left hand, Newsday said. But before ruling anything out, Stoudemire is waiting to see how his hand responds today.

Stoudemire further informed Newsday that the cut he sustained was a millimeter from his nerve, and that he could have lost his hand.

If he does manage to suit up on Sunday, the NBA veteran proclaimed, it will be for the thousands of fans who have supported him and the rest of the Knicks throughout the season.

At this point in the season, with the Knicks on the brink of elimination against a dominating squad, does it make sense to play Amar’e if he’s not 100 percent? Offer your thoughts and comments below…