J.R. Smith Makes Push for Best Sixth Man
Carmelo Anthony continues to be a solid secondary scorer to J.R. Smith.
Yeah, that’s right. That’s how nuts this J.R. Smith surge — and Knicks surge — is getting.
Smith wouldn’t let the Knicks lose this one as they reached seventh heaven by jumping on the woeful Bobcats early. The Knicks (45-26) built a 22-point lead in the opening 10 minutes and held on for a 111-102 victory Friday night for their first seven-game winning streak under coach Mike Woodson.
Smith became the first NBA player since 1990 to score 30-plus points off the bench in three straight games. The Sixth Man of the Year favorite notched another 37 last night — 23 in the first half.