Found April 02, 2013 on
Did Jr Smith lock up the 6th man of the year award?
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J.R. Smith and Al Jefferson have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.
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Knicks (46-26) vs Miami(58-15)
8PM/ET on TNT
First of all, props to J.R. Smith for receiving Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors. During the Knicks current eight-game winning streak, Smith has led the charge. He averaged 29.8 points and seven rebounds, while shooting 54% from the floor and 46% from 3. After he missed out on being voted...
The New York Knicks recent 8 game winning streak has demonstrated the team who rushed out to a 18-6 start is still capable of showing up for an extended period of time. At the same time, it has shown the player JR Smith is truly capable of being and the value of Kenyon Martin and Pablo Prigioni (8-0 as a starter!) to the playoff rotation. Yet, for all the pats on the back the Knicks...
Here are three observations from the Atlanta Hawks' 95-82 loss to the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed, the New York Knicks, on Wednesday night:
1. Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith controlled the game from the tip.
Anthony, who has been on a ridiculous tear during the Knicks' current 10-game winning streak, made the first basket of the game which was not a problem for...
My, how times have changed.
Just fifteen days ago, every sports show airing in New York was ripping the Knicks (losers of four in a row at that time) and saying that there was no chance of them getting past the second round of the playoffs.
Two weeks later, those same Knicks—winners in their last eight contests—have the Big Apple buzzing with talk of the Eastern Conference...