Saturday, January 11, 2014
W2W4: Knicks at 76ers
By Ian Begley
PHILADELPHIA -- Here are a few things to keep an eye on during tonight's Knicks-Sixers game:
Will J.R. play? Mike Woodson benched J.R. Smith on Thursday following Smith's $50,000 fine for attempting to untie two opponents' shoelaces.
Will Smith ride the pine again tonight against Philly?
Woodson didn't want to address Smith's situation on Saturday morning, but you shouldn't be surprised if Smith doesn't play.
With Smith out, the Knicks relied on Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. in their 102-92 win over the Heat on Thursday. The two shooting guards combined for 17 points and Shumpert played strong perimeter defense against Miami.
Smith has struggled mightily from the floor of late, averaging just 6.5 points per game and missing 13 of his last 16 3s.