New York: Knicks
J.R. slumps in the brick of time
The Knicks may not need more from J.R. Smith in tomorrow’s Game 5, but they almost certainly need better. As the sixth man, Smith has emerged as one of the Knicks’ most relied-upon players.
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Smith has taken the second-most shots of any Knick in the playoff series against the Heat, trailing only Carmelo Anthony, and in Game 4, Smith played the second-most minutes after Anthony.


Smith, though, is coming off two horrible games. He shot a combined 8-for-33 from the field at the Garden, going 5-for-18 in the Game 3 loss and bottoming out at 3-for-15 in Sunday’s Game 4 victory. He went 1-for-13 from 3-point range in the two games.
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