J.R. Smith is far from the perfect player, but the Knicks have no choice but to sign him. If J.R. wants to bolt to a bad team for more money, he can.
Amar’e Stoudemire had 39 points and 11 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari scored 17 of his career high-tying 31 points in the fourth quarter, and the New York Knicks completed a three-game California sweep with a 124-115 victory over the league-worst Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.
The Knicks will look for their first three-game winning streak of the season Saturday night when they try to hand the league-worst Clippers a ninth straight loss.
Los Angeles tries to avoid its worst start in 12 seasons Monday night when it hosts the New Jersey Nets, who have dropped 23 straight on the road to Western Conference opponents.