Last night the New York Knicks took on the Phoenix Suns without starters Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton. Anthony suffered from soreness in his right knee while Felton sprained the pinky finger in his shooting hand. Both injuries were sustained during the Knicks Christmas Day loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Luckily for the Knicks Jason Kidd and J.R. Smith stepped up big time. Read more after the jump.
With the game tied and just one second on the clock, Smith caught a pass from Jason Kidd who was inbounding, and turned and fired an acrobatic, fading jumper over the outstretched arm of P.J. Tucker that somehow went down, and gave his Knicks the 99-97 victory.
Smith also hit the shot that tied the game, allowing for his last second heroics. Smith finished 11-of-27 from the field for 27 points, to go along with six rebounds, five assists, and five steals.