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Amar'e Stoudemire Punches Fire Extinguisher Case: Knicks Star Cuts Hand After Loss To Heat (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/30/2012 11:13 pm Updated: 05/ 1/2012 12:17 am

Amare Stoudemire
Forward Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks is defended by Forward Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2012 at the American Airines Arena in Miami, Florida.

Following a Game 2 loss to the Heat, Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire apparently took out his frustration by punching a fire extinguisher glass casing in the New York locker room and cutting his hand, according to Marcus J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.

General manager Glen Grunwald confirmed Stoudemire's cut, but didn't say how.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News
was outside the locker room and live tweeted the scene once he heard commotion coming from inside.

Frank Isola
Lot of commotion in the Knicks locker room. Sounds like an angry, frustrated bunch.

Frank Isola
Paramedics just let the Knicks locker room. I told you there was commotion. Something is up. Hearing one of the players lost it

Frank Isola
That seems to be the word. Amare, according to a source, may have hurt his hand punching a wall

Frank Isola
It is confirmed. Amar'e suffered a lacerated hand punching something after the game

Frank Isola
There is blood all over the carpet in the locker room

Ken Berger of was also American Airlines Arena and described the scene as Stoudemire walked out as "chaotic." According to Berger, Stoudemire left the locker room in while security yelled "Get back! All media get back!" A team spokesman said that Stoudemire is flying back to New York and has not had X-rays yet.

Ken Berger
Chaotic scene at loading dock of arena as Stoudemire walks out with left hand bandaged and arm in sling.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst tweeted a photo of what the fire extinguisher case Stoudemire punched looked like and wrote that the "damaged one had already been removed."

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Filed by Michael Klopman  |