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Amare Stoudemire plays through pain

Updated: April 24, 2011, 6:20 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Amare Stoudemire suited up and tried to play through the pain associated with a pulled back muscle in Sunday's Game 4 of the Knicks-Celtics series on Sunday.

Point guard Chauncey Billups, however, was ruled out.

The Celtics won, 101-89, winning the series and completing the sweep.

Stoudemire played with a pulled back muscle in Game 3 on Friday night. He said on Saturday that he would not play in Game 4 if the pain in his back hadn't subsided by game time.

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