Woodson: Smith’s Behavior Unprofessional
In the final seconds, after the Knicks had already disgraced themselves in the fourth quarter, J.R. Smith ran downcourt with Leandro Barbosa, bumping him along the way.
The game was over by then as the Knicks were destroyed 40-17 in the fourth quarter in blowing a 17-point late third-quarter lead and suffering a 112-104 loss to the Pacers Tuesday night at Bankers Life Field House.
Interim Mike Woodson called Smith’s display “unprofessional,” and really he could have been talking about the entire team over the final 13 minutes, when the Knicks got outworked by the Pacers.
Woodson said he will be in Smith’s ear today.
“I’ll sit down and talk to J.R. and tell him you got to be a little more professional,’’ he said. “Maybe I should’ve pulled him. I didn’t. But I’ll talk to him because that was unprofessional I think.’’