Video: J.R. Smith makes 3/4-court buzzer-beater vs. Pacers
J.R. Smith had one of his most stellar contributions on Sunday night, drilling a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the first quarter from three-quarter court, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a six-point lead heading into the second period in Game 4 of the series.
With only 1.7 seconds left on the quarter, Jeff Green inbounded to an open Smith, who didn’t hesitate to let it fly — catching it on the turn and heaving it right to the bucket, to the impression of his team and coaching staff (we see you, Damon Jones).
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This was only one of the four threes Smith nailed in the 104-100 win, which helped the Cavaliers even up affairs with the Pacers, with the series tied 2-2 now going back home to Quicken Loans Arena for Game 5.
Smith was 4-of-12 from the field and 4-of-10 from the floor, chipping in 12 points and five rebounds, helping pick up the slack for a struggling Kevin Love, who logged single digits scoring for the second time in this series.