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Amare Stoudemire sprains ankle, questionable for Saturday

Amare Stoudemire

New York Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire (1) adjust his glasses during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the New Jersey Nets, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in New York. Stoudemire scored 15 points as the Knicks won 88-82. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)


Just to add to the misery of the Knicks last couple of days…

Amar’e Stoudemire rolled his ankle during the fourth quarter of the Knicks loss to the Lakers on Thursday and is questionable for the team’s game Saturday in Sacramento, reports Marc Berman of the New York Post.

“I have it wrapped up, I’ll get an assessment (Friday) on it and see how it feels,’’ Stoudemire said.

The Knicks already are without Jarred Jeffries and Iman Shumpert due to injuries, hurting the team’s depth.

The Knicks have had a rough go on a Western swing, scoring just 78 against Golden State and 82 against the Lakers the next night, both games Knicks losses. They aren’t winning with defense either, as the Lakers shot better than 70 percent into the third quarter.

The Knicks need a win (it’s not “must win” on Saturday as Carmelo Anthony said, but they sure could use one). Doing that without Stoudemire will be much more difficult.