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Stoudemire out against Sacramento with sprained ankle

Amar'e Stoudemire shot 8-for-11 from the floor on

Amar'e Stoudemire shot 8-for-11 from the floor on opening day, giving him one of his highest shooting percentages as a Knick. (Dec. 28, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Amar'e Stoudemire is out for tonight's game vs. Sacramento with a sprained ankle.

The Knicks have a break on New Years Day before taking on Toronto at home on Monday night.

Stoudemire is averaging 17.3 points and six rebounds so far this season.

He sprained his left ankle in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' 99-82 loss to the Lakers on Thursday night and didn't play the final minutes.

"We're going to take precautionary measures to make sure we know where we're going," Stoudemire said during the team's workout at USC on Friday. "We're going to bombard the ankle with treatment to see how it feels."

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