Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: J.R. just shoots
Oh, the career of J.R. Smith.
Smith has long been an incredibly talented player and shooter. He started his career as an athletic slasher who could dunk. He always had a lot of talent but fell short of it for so long. One of the what-ifs of the early-2000s when hero ball seemed to take over the league.
Smith is a pretty good player though, averaging 12.5 points per game for his career. And he is playing one of his better seasons of his career -- averaging 13.6 points per game and shooting 45.7 percent from beyond the arc.
And, of course, Smith had his moment against Charlotte on Wednesday night.
Smith's step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer to sink the Bobcats and give the Knicks a 100-98 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday. It seemed like the perfectly Smith moment and he delivered.
The amazing part was that this was not a typi...