Amar’e Stoudemire finally made his season debut last night!   When he stood up from the bench fans rose with him and he received a booming ovation filling MSG.  So how’d Stat do in his return?  Report and video of ovation after the jump…


According to ESPN:

The Trail Blazers overcame Carmelo Anthony’s season high-tying 45 points and spoiled Stoudemire’s season debut, beating New York 105-100 on Tuesday night.

Stoudemire finished with six points on 3-of-8 shooting and one rebound in 17 minutes off the bench in his return from knee surgery. He said he nearly shed a tear with the loud appreciation the fans showed him when he checked in, but he couldn’t give them anything to keep the cheers going in the first half.

“I felt good,” Stoudemire said. “The game felt like it was going 100 mph that first half. Had a couple of easy-looking shots, open shots, just a little bit rusty, wasn’t able to knock those down. But the second half was better than my first half. Hopefully my second game will be better than my first game.”

Video via YahooSports