Amare Stoudemire appeared on the bench in a gray suit in Newark Friday night was frightening enough. Then it was the fashion accessory that no player to use both of the season, starting a game that saw injured Gray in his left leg will.
Stoudemire says 100% in the first playoff game against the Knicks in Miami and Boston are , no doubt. But if they will play at full capacity to act in his first series since 2004, is the main problem today at the opening only six or seven consecutive days.
miss After another series of treatments Saturday Stoudemire his second game just on Sunday night in Indiana, where the Knicks hope to fill his slight advantage over the Sixers in sixth place in the East, while posting his first season, winning for the IPO of 48 to 34 in 2001. A victory over the Pacers, the increase eight finished, the Knicks their winning streak to seven games and finishing no worse than 42 to 40
But the more pressing issue is how the Knicks in the time to sit Stoudemire games and heal his sprained ankle has been delayed.
The Knicks felt they began to beat their way, and Carmelo Anthony and Stoudemire were lost in a good rhythm when Stoudemire sprained ankle trying to chase the Sixers Thaddeus Young on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
A veteran of 139 playoff games and the MVP of 2004 final in Detroit, Billups probably understands better than most players to the ground in the last few games have to win of the season. An injury, a key player like Stoudemire can improve the team loses grip and derail the playoffs.
When Stoudemire was met with reporters Saturday after practice in Greenburgh, sits was once the boat. The last thing he wants is to remove the first playoff game in Miami or Boston. And he is confident of playing in the finals Tuesday at home against Chicago and Boston on Wednesday, the last tuneup before the playoffs. Considers it essential to get back in line with Anthony and his teammates.
I really think it is important to find a rhythm before the playoffs and really have an idea how the game is played, he said. The goal is to buy one of each. I always play better in the playoffs. I want to make sure I'm 100% healthy so you can follow this trend.