With Carmelo Anthony injured, the Knicks put the game in the hands of streaky sixth man JR Smith against the Thunder last night.Smith rose to the challenge, scoring 36 points with an array of low-percentage step backs and contested threes that only a handful of NBA players could make with any consistency.
He was making some wild shots, especially in the second half.
On the final play of the game, Smith had a chance to win it with one last impossible step-back, but he couldn’t get any separation from Russell Westbrook and the shot clanged off the back of the rim to give the Thunder a 95-94 win.
Here’s the shot:
And here’s a quick round-up of the shots he was hitting in the second half:
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