Bosh Celebrates Newborn Son, Stoudemire Still Rehabbing Hand
Chris Bosh had to hurry home from New York late last night because his newborn son decided to come a little early. Bosh and wife, Adrienne, were due to have their baby sometime after the Heat’s series against the Knicks but it was reported today that at 3 a.m. this morning, the couple gave birth to a baby son.
A special Hoopsvibe congratulations to Bosh and his family!
It is a possibility that Bosh, one third of Miami’s "big three," will fly back to NYC in time for tonight’s game against the Knicks. Regardless if he makes the game, I’m sure the Heat will be just fine without him, if the past two games of the series are any indication.
Miami is currently leading the series 2-0. They dominated the Knicks in game one, winning by 33 points and then went on to beat them by 10 in game two. Not to mention, New York will be without Amare Stoudemire in game 3, who is sidelined with a hand laceration he suffered after punching through glass after their loss in game 2.
Amare, who is supposed to play in game four on Sunday, was extremely frustrated by the Knicks loss in game 2 that he slap-punched his hand through the glass covering of a fire extinguisher on his way into the locker room. As they say in Boston, "wicked smaht."
According to various internet sources, when he punched through the glass his hand was sliced open badly and bleeding profusely. He was seen leaving American Airlines arena bandaged up and in an arm sling.
Stoudemire was quoted saying he was "more frustrated at the fact we were down 2-0" and that he wasn’t trying to slash his hand through a glass door but rather just trying "to let out some frustration." (ibtimes)
Some people are speculating Amare won’t even be returning to the series at all. There have been rumors of needing surgery or at the bare minimum, having to miss game four to recover. Either way, that doesn’t bode well for the Knicks who are behind in the series and haven’t won a playoff game since 2001.
In fact, the Knicks have lost the last 10 playoff games they have played in dating back to 2004.
I think tonight might make it 11.
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