PHOENIX The Suns, still searching for that one critical stop, that one critical hoop, came up a Santa Claus whisker short again Wednesday against a depleted New York Knicks team that was teetering toward its second loss in a row.
But it did not happen the Knicks made the plays in the final 10 seconds to salvage a 99-97 victory when J.R. Smith hit a forced 20-footer from the left baseline right in front of Suns forward P.J. Tucker as time expired at US Airways Center.
Smiths game winner was set up when Jason Kidd deflected a pass on the Suns final possession and Sebastian Telfair ran it down but was called for stopping on the right sideline right in front of the seats occupied by Larry Fitzgerald and kids with one second remaining.
After a timeout Kidd inbounded the ball to Smith, who took a dribble to his left and hoisted up the kind of shot that falls in a shooters dream, but not so often anywhere else.
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