Originally written on Turn On The Knicks  |  Last updated 10/21/14
After Chicago snapped Miami’s 27-game winning streak Tuesday night, the Knicks took over the current longest winning streak in the NBA with six. It’s no 27 but what this six game winning streak shows is something extremely significant. Every member of the team is stepping up in the absence of Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire but J.R. Smith has not only risen to the occasion, he has altered his offensive game and maximized his talents. In the beginning of the season J.R. Smith got off to an extremely hot start and was a frontrunner for the 6th man of the year award. Although his success was an incredible sight to witness, Knicks fans could not help but feel a sense of frustration when he would sometimes get caught up in his old habits of dribbling more than he should and resorting to a low-percentage fade away jumper. Everybody knows that there is an incredibly gifted talent in Smith but sometimes he would interfere with his own abilities. During this six game stretch it appears ...
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