NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith was lights out all season, but he hasn’t been himself in the playoffs.
To be perfectly blunt, he’s been downright awful.
The Sixth Man of the Year Award winner has shot just 28.5 percent from the field — as compared to 42 percent in the regular season — since Game 3 against the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. And from three-point land, the 27-year-old has shot just 27 percent over that span. During the regular season, Smith made 36 percent of his shots from behind the arc.
And now, as Smith and his teammates struggle to score, the Knicks find themselves in an unenviable 3-1 hole to the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Knicks fans, the majority of whom fully expected their team to advance past Indiana and meet the Heat in what would be a highly-anticipated Eastern Conference final, have been getting awfully frustrated as New York inches closer to an early postseason exit.
On Tuesday night shortly after Game 4 started, @DidJRSmithMiss sent out its first tweet after Smith failed to connect on a 27-foot three-pointer.
A tweet was sent after every Smith shot, and the account posted a recap once the game concluded.
The ninth-year player finished 7-of-22 from the field for 19 points in the Knicks’ 93-82 Game 4 loss.
“My frustration with myself is extremely high,” Smith said after the game. “I take the blame for this whole series. It started off in (Game 5) in Boston … I haven’t been playing (like) myself. I haven’t been playing my part.”
As of 4:00 on Wednesday afternoon, the account had 4,244 followers … and counting.
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