Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports that Stoudemire punched the glass containing a fire extinguisher "seconds" after leaving the floor after the game, lacerating his hand and necessitating stitches. ESPN's Brian Windhorts tweeted a picture of a fire extinguisher similar to what Stoudemire punched:
This is what fire extinguisher that Amar'e punchrd looked like. Damaged one has already been removed. twitter.com/WindhorstESPN/…— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 1, 2012
Stoudemire eventually left the locker room with his arm in a sling and his hand taped. From TNT's broadcast:
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News tweeted, "Can't imagine he plays again."
This is an unfortunate postscript to a rebound season for the Knicks and for Stoudemire in particular, who came into the postseason playing through a back injury. It's possible that his 2011-12 season is finally finished for good, in fairly embarrassing fashion.