JR Smith didn't have a problem with Boston Celtics fans chanting "F--k you, JR" after he was assessed a flagrant-1 foul for pushing Al Horford in the back on a lob attempt in the fourth quarter of Game 2.
In fact, he seemed to relish the jeers.
"I love it. I don't want the opposing fans to like me," Smith said following Tuesday's 107-94 loss at TD Garden, according to ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin. "That's not why I'm here. They can chant and scream all they want, it actually makes me feel better about myself. They know me."
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Smith may have enjoyed the crowd's reaction, but he couldn't have been pleased with his performance, as Cleveland fell in a 2-0 Eastern Conference Finals hole.
Coming off a four-point outing in Game 1, the 32-year-old went scoreless on 0-of-7 shooting. He's now failed to register points in three separate games this postseason.
Smith will try to find a spark Saturday back in front of the Cleveland faithful when Game 3 tips off at Quicken Loans Arena.