J.R. Smith Takes Questionable Three-Pointer at End of Game Against Rockets

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIJanuary 3, 2014

The New York Knicks just keep shooting themselves in the foot.

At the end of their game against the Houston Rockets, the Knicks were able to get an offensive rebound off of a missed shot to theoretically take the last shot after running the clock down.  Instead, J.R. Smith decide to take a three-point shot with around 20 seconds left.  He missed it, and the Rockets went on to win 102-100.

Smith blames the shot on a misunderstanding. 

J.R. Smith says he thought the Knicks were down 2 when he took the ill advised three. "That's bad basketball IQ on me," he said.

— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) January 4, 2014

Andrea Bargnani did the same thing just a couple of weeks ago against the Milwaukee Bucks, but the Knicks were able to pull that game out in double overtime.  With the loss to Houston, the Knicks have now moved to 10-22 on the year.