Video: J.R. Smith goofs up Knicks' final possession, then saves the day

Oh, J.R. Smith. Never change. Shine on, you crazy diamond. 

The inexplicable shooting guard made a great defensive play (GOOD PLAY, J.R.!) to break up a potential game-winning possession for the Bobcats Wednesday night, deflecting a pass to teammate Raymond Felton

Smith and Felton had a 2-on-1 fastbreak for a game-winning layup, and Felton passed to Smith after his defender committed. Smith then dribbled to the perimeter ... for no apparent reason ... and then took three to four seconds off the clock ... before starting to go for what would have been a contested fadeaway 3, had Jason Kidd not literally tackled the official trying to call timeout. (BAD PLAY, J.R.!)

So naturally, on the ensuing possession, for the win, J.R. Smith took a step-back, contested-all-to-Hades fadeaway jumper. 

And nailed it. (GOOD.... PLAY... J....R...?)



Here's the entire weird sequence.

Never change, J.R. Never change. 

The Bobcats fall to 7-10 while the Knicks are an Eastern-Conference-best 13-4 and face the defending champion Miami Heat on Thursday night. 

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Matt Moore's colleagues have been known to describe him as a "maniac" in terms of his approach to covering the NBA, which he has done for CBS Sports since 2010. Moore prides himself on melding reporting,... Full Bio

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