J.R. Smith Takes 17 Three-Pointers, Surprises Himself

The New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, outlasting the league’s worst team in two overtimes to get their eighth victory of the season. The Knicks scored 107 points throughout the contest, knocking down 17 three-pointers in the process. Tim Hardaway Jr. hit one, Andrea Bargnani hit two, Carmelo Anthony connected on four while Beno Udrih and J.R. Smith each drained five. Yet, there was one significant difference when comparing Smith to the rest of his long-range shooting teammates. The four of them combined attempted 22 threes, while Smith, alone, took seventeen. Following the win, Smith acknowledged the trigger he had on display.

Smith is averaging 10.5 points, while attempting 5.8 threes-pointers per contest. His shooting percentage from three-point land is 34.2 percent.

The man summarized it himself best; seventeen shots from beyond the arc? “Damn.”


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