Knicks forward Stoudemire leaves the American Airlines Arena with his hand in a sling after his team's loss to the Heat in Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff in Miami

Video: Amare Stoudemire “just wanted to make some noise”

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Amare Stoudemire talks about how he was frustrated and just wanted to make some noise, but that turned into a bloody left hand, a busted up fire extinguisher case and him being out for at least Game 3 and maybe more.

You get the feeling how hard he is pushed to get back for Game 4 will depend on how the Knicks do in Game 3 Thursday.

Hezonja throws down one-handed dunk in preseason debut

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Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:

Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers dislocated shoulder in preseason game

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Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:

A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:

Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.