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Topic - J.R. Smith
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith was suspended without pay for five regular-season games by the NBA on Friday for violating the anti-drug program.
J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni are staying in New York to help the Knicks build on their best season in nearly decades.
Pablo Prigioni could return to the starting lineup. Jason Kidd will remain in the rotation.
The left knee of Knicks guard Iman Shumpert doesn't appear to be getting any better and it could keep him out of Tuesday night's game at Indiana.
J.R. Smith will be a game-time decision Saturday night at Indiana.
Knicks guard J.R. Smith played against the Pacers in Game 3 on Saturday night after being iffy to go because of an illness.
Demanding as New Yorkers can be, it doesn't take much to keep Knicks fans happy.
Talk is cheap in these NBA playoffs, and it seems as if everyone wants in on the act.
Call it bad fashion sense or poor playoff etiquette.
It started with a 3-pointer by Avery Bradley 16 seconds into the game. It ended with a layup by Jason Terry with 6.5 seconds left.
The NBA suspended Knicks guard J.R. Smith on Saturday night for Game 4 of New York's playoff series against Boston for elbowing the Celtics' Jason Terry in the chin.
Hanging on a wall of the Celtics' practice facility, opposite the faded banners that hung in the old Boston Garden a half-century ago, is a spotless one.
J.R. Smith has won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award, a person with knowledge of the voting results told The Associated Press on Monday.
J.R. Smith won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award Monday after turning a role he didn't want into one of the strengths of the New York Knicks' first division championship team in nearly two decades.
Carmelo Anthony put this one away with 21 points during the Knicks' 37-point third quarter. The NBA's scoring leader added eight rebounds and six assists while becoming the first Knick since newly elected Hall of Famer Bernard King with five straight 35-point games.
Woodson disagreed _ "I'm the head coach of the team, blame it on me," he said _ and Smith was alternately hard on himself and confident Wednesday.
"You're going to have those spurts during the regular season, but during the playoffs is when the good players become great," Smith said. "Right now, me myself, I'm playing just as average as can be, but my confidence is still up there and my teammates still have the confidence in me, and a lot of guys talked to me today and told me to keep my head up and keep playing. That not only goes for me, it goes for the whole team."