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PHOENIX (AP) -- J.R. Smith sank a baseline 21-footer at the buzzer after a Phoenix turnover with a second to play, giving the depleted New York Knicks a 99-97 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night.
Smith's tough jumper from 15 feet had tied it at 97 with 10.6 seconds left. Then, after the turnover, Jason Kidd inbounded to Smith, who got the shot off as he sailed toward the out of bounds line. Smith scored 27 and Kidd 23.
Jared Dudley had a career-high 36 for Phoenix, including two free throws that put the Suns ahead 97-95 with 34.5 seconds to go.
New York was without the NBA's No. 2 scorer Carmelo Anthony (hyperextended knee) and Raymond Felton (sprained finger), both hurt in the Christmas day loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.
The Knicks said X-rays on Felton's right fifth finger revealed a fracture and the next course of action will be determined after his return to New York.
The Suns lost Goran Dragic in the final seconds of the first half when he was undercut...
BEST OF MAXIM
Knicks guard J.R. Smith helped New York top the Phoenix Suns 99-97 by hitting an improbable buzzer-beating shot to win the game on Wednesday. The winning shot was Smith’s second of the month, and what made it even more special — aside from the difficulty of it — was that Smith also hit a jumper on the previous possession that tied the game:
Smith had 27 points, six rebounds...
J.R. Smith began the 2012-2013 season on a tear by shooting lights out from the field and from 3-point range during the month of November. J.R. was also stepping up in the rebounding category where he was averaging about 5 boards per game, a career high. He was playing smart, doing all the right things on both sides of the ball, and limiting his random acts of craziness that...
J.R. Smith had just nailed a jumper with 11 seconds left in the game to bring his Knicks even with the Suns at 97. With only one second to play the Knicks got the ball back and J.R. had his turn again to be a hero, and he delivered. Check out the extremely off-balanced fadeaway jumper that Smith nailed with no time remaining to give the Knicks the 99-97 victory and a 21-8 record...
There was a wide variety of tweets last night after J.R. Smith sunk his game winning shot at the buzzer. The majority of tweets were positive, however morons like @BAM_BAM348 had to ruin the fun: JR SMITH U AIN’T **** JUST ANOTHER ***** FROM CONEY ISLAND NEVER MADE A F*CKIN ALL STAR GAME F*CK U COON.
Ouch. That one probably hurt even J.R.’s feelings. Here’s a tweet from @iSMASHnuns...
J.R. Smith sank a baseline 21-footer at the buzzer after a Phoenix turnover with a second to play, giving the depleted New York Knicks a 99-97 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night.
Smith's tough jumper from 15 feet had tied it at 97 with 10.6 seconds left. Then, after the turnover, Jason Kidd inbounded to Smith, who got the shot off as he sailed toward the out of bounds...
Say what you want about the Knicks having to win it on a last second shot attempt over a lesser squad, the Phoenix Suns. In the NBA, almost, any team can beat any team on a given night, despite our title contenders list being short every year. This is what makes a good team become great, winning these road games that should have resulted in a loss. What out America, the Knicks...
Video: J.R. Smith = John Starks 2.0
The New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns had quite the game last night and for the Knicks, it was a game without key players.
The Knicks were playing short-handed. Carmelo Anthony was out with a hyper-extended left knee, Raymond Felton was sidelined with a sprained right pinkie and Rasheed Wallace also was out for the seventh straight game. This should have been almost an easy win...
Tweet The New York Knicks were without Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Raymond Felton (finger) for Wednesday’s matchup with the Phoenix Suns, leaving little doubt J.R. Smith would carry the load offensively. And he did. Smith finished with a team-high 27 points (11-27 FG) and also added 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals in [...]
J.R. Smith will be called upon to extend the reach of his game with Raymond Felton out 4-6 weeks. But that shouldn't be a problem for the 27-year old. He is versatile and he wants to win. And the New York Knicks are winning because of his help. However, Smith is vastly underpaid this year. This means he will likely opt out of his contract after the season, but he wants...
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...
Knicks 99 Suns 97
The shorthanded Knicks came into tonight’s game with a new line up and a determination to move the ball. The Knicks and Suns battled in the Valley of the Sun tonight. It was the Knicks who prevailed tonight on the backs of Jason Kidd and of course JR Smith. Knicks win 99-97.
The 1st quarter started with an obvious energy that I have not...
Knicks 94 Lakers 100
Today is and was Christmas Day. We all are with our families and friends, chillin’ out enjoying the times. What we also have is a full day of NBA basketball, highlighted by the Knicks vs. Lakers. Today was a show down of two different teams on different paths. Knick look good, but are they GREAT? The Lakers turmoil early on has turned into a mini 4...