During the first quarter of a game between the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks, Smith took it with his left hand and attacked the basket. Ian Mahinmi attempted to make a stop at the rim and discovered one unfortunate truth.
Smith is unbelievably athletic.
Smith changed from his left hand to his right in midair and threw down a beauty. In other words, he went all J.R. Smith on him.
The Knicks enter this game on a run in which they're just 5-6 over their past 11 games. It's plays like this, however, that lead to severe changes in momentum.
As one could only expect, it was Smith who performed said act.
Dry, unexcited and all Isola-ish:
J.R. Smith just posterized Ian Mahinmi.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) January 11, 2013
More to come from this game as it progresses. Chances are, Smith will take care of the highlights.
Look for more jaw-dropping dunks and improbable threes on the horizon.