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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Stoudemire's status for Wed. still undecided

By Kieran Darcy

NEW YORK -- Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire -- who is sitting out his third straight game because of a sprained left ankle -- was on the Madison Square Garden floor shooting 3-pointers an hour before tipoff between the Knicks and Bulls on Tuesday night.

Stoudemire did not appear to have any extra protection on the ankle, and appeared to be moving normally as he traveled around the perimeter, being fed passes by assistant coach Phil Weber.

Earlier, head coach Mike D'Antoni said Stoudemire would be playing Tuesday night if this was a playoff game. D'Antoni said he is still unsure if Stoudemire will play in the team's regular-season finale in Boston versus the Celtics on Wednesday.

"He said he felt good though," D'Antoni said. "He's running on it. We'll just make a decision."

The Knicks are already locked into the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and will play Game 1 of their seven-game series in Boston against the Celtics on either Saturday or Sunday.