Sunday, January 25, 2015

Video: Knicks' J.R. Smith dominates Celtics in playoff win

Our quest to find reasons to watch the NBA playoffs while the Sixers are bowling (ahem) continues.

Video: Knicks' J.R. Smith dominates Celtics in playoff win

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Kathy Willens/AP

Our quest to find reasons to watch the NBA playoffs while the Sixers are bowling (ahem) continues.

Today, we put the spotlight on J.R. Smith, the New York Knicks' do-everything-when-he-feels-like-it shooting guard.

(Well, okay, he deserves credit for being the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year.)

Anyway, Smith delivered a command performance in the Knicks' Game 2 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. One sequence late in the first quarter was especially noteworthy.

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In the last 11 seconds of the quarter, Smith hit an off-balance jumper, then forced a turnover, then hit a buzzer-beating three. He then delivered one of the strangest celebrations we've seen in a while.

Check out the video below.

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