J.R. Smith Fined $50K For Shoe-Untying AnticsSmith was caught untying Dallas forward Shawn Marion's sneaker Sunday. The NBA said that he received a warning from the league Tuesday and then "attempted to repeat the action" against Detroit.
Report: NBA Could Punish J.R. Smith For Sneaker ShenanigansThe NBA could slap Smith with some form of punishment for untying Shawn Marion's shoe during a Mavericks free-throw attempt on Sunday, according to the New York Post.
WATCH: J.R. Smith Unties Opponent's Shoe During Knicks-MavsSmith's hijinks occurred during a free-throw attempt by Dirk Nowitski, when he was subbed in with 2:08 left in the first half and promptly bent over to yank on the laces of Shawn Marion.
Schmeelk: Knicks Are Making Too Many Small Mistakes To Win ConsistentlyThe Knicks have lost three of four and have gotten sloppy in a number of areas. Mike Woodson got credit for their fast start, but issues have popped up that he needs to address rather quickly if the Knicks want to break out of their slump.
Schmeelk: Breaking Down The NBA Western Conference FinalsIn most respects, the Mavericks and the Thunder are about as diametrically opposed as two teams can be. Now, most would automatically give a huge advantage to the Mavs because of their experience. I don’t.
Carmelo, Knicks Shoot For Fourth Straight WinCarmelo Anthony had one of his best scoring performances earlier this season against the Mavericks, and he'll try for a repeat while attempting to lead the Knicks to a rare win in the series Thursday night.
Nets' Harris Exits Early With Sprained Left Shoulder New Jersey guard Devin Harris missed the final three quarters of the Nets' game Thursday night against the Dallas Mavericks because of a sprained left shoulder.
Mavs Rip Nets, Run Winning Streak To 11Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Shawn Marion added 18 points, and Dallas stretched its winning streak to 11 games with a 102-89 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Thursday night.