Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/26/12
PHOENIX -- No Carmelo Anthony and no Raymond Felton? No problem for the New York Knicks. They still have J.R. Smith. Smith scored 27 points off a taxed Knicks bench including the final four of the game and an off-balance, 20-footer from the baseline as time expired as New York held on for a 99-97 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night at U.S. Airways Center. Jared Dudley scored a career-high 36 points -- the first Sun to reach the 30-point plateau this season -- and gave the Phoenix a 97-95 lead on two free throws with 34.5 seconds left. But Smith tied the game at 97-97 on a 19-foot fade away from inside the circle with 10.6 left. Phoenix didn't get a shot off on the ensuing possession as Sebastian Telfair stepped out of bounds along the sideline with one full second left -- just enough time for Jason Kidd to hit Smith running toward the baseline for his winning shot over Phoenix's P.J. Tucker. Kidd, who had only 26 points in his last five games combined, scored 23 po...
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