Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - J.R. Smith hit two off-balanced jumpers in the
final 10.6 seconds, including a baseline 21-footer with a hand in his face as
time expired to give the short-handed New York Knicks a 99-97 victory over the
Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center.
With Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton sitting with injuries, Smith took the
big shots in crunch time, his first a fadeaway from the top of the key to tie
the game, 97-97, with 10.6 ticks to play.
Tyson Chandler then forced Sebastian Telfair to step out of bounds on the
ensuing possession, giving the Knicks the ball back with one second on the
A timeout put the ball along the sideline past midcourt, and Jason Kidd fed
Smith as he was falling away from the basket. Despite P.J. Tucker being draped
all over him, Smith rose and sent the ball through the hoop just as the clock
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