NBA Playoffs 2012: Amar'e Punches Fire Extinguisher Following Loss to Heat

Matt Dienstag@MEDdaWorldStagContributor IIIApril 30, 2012

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 28:  Forward Amar'e Stoudemire #1 (R) 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. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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According to several New York beat writers and ESPN.com, Amar'e Stoudemire apparently lost his cool after the 104-94 loss to the Heat and took his aggression out in the visitors' locker room.

Frank Isola, beat writer for the New York Daily News reported:

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

— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) May 1, 2012

Soon after, Marc Berman of the New York Post clarified the altercation:

 

No question, this puts Stoudemire's availability for Game 3 in doubt. After another lackluster performance in Miami, this is the last thing the Knicks needed.

More details to come, but the initial prognosis doesn't look good.