Smith averaged 13 points, 2. Smith's first trip to the playoffs during the —07 season proved disappointing. After game four, Karl informed reporters of his plan to bench Smith for all of game 5.
Karl said, "He's done", and explained his frustrations over Smith's poor judgment in shooting a three late in the game, "I have no idea what planet that came from.
Karl continued, "And then, of course the one with eight seconds to go, from 50 feet, I just love the dignity of the game being insulted right in front of me. On October 13, , Smith was involved in an incident at a Denver nightclub.
The Nuggets suspended him for the first three regular-season games of —08 for his role in the incident. During the season, Smith averaged In Smith's second trip to the playoffs, during a first-round matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers , he played He also had a On April 13, , Smith scored an NBA career-high 45 points on of shooting, as part of a —98 home win over the Sacramento Kings. He made a franchise-record 11 three-pointers during the game, which was one shy of tying the NBA record.
On his third trip to the playoffs, Smith averaged For the —10 season , Smith and teammate Chauncey Billups agreed to change jersey numbers. Smith changed to the No. Smith shot of from 3-point range. He finished the —10 season with the second-most three-pointers in the league off the bench. Smith also averaged The Nuggets, however, once again exited the playoffs early. The —11 season was a season of change for the Nuggets, who traded Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks.
Smith played his familiar sixth-man role and averaged On February 1, , Smith scored a CBA career-high 60 points and 14 three-pointers in 18 attempts off the bench, during a — victory over the Qingdao Eagles.
Individual accolades notwithstanding, Smith was unable to lead Zhejiang into the CBA Playoffs , with the squad eliminated from contention as of February He scored 15 points and drained three three-pointers in the first quarter in a Knicks win. Smith became a fan favorite, gaining comparisons to John Starks.
The Knicks faced the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs, but lost 4—1. Smith said he had larger offers from other teams, but chose to remain with New York because he wanted to stay close to home and have a chance at a championship. On December 5, , Smith hit the game-winning, fadeaway jump shot in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats as time expired for a —98 win.
In an April 7 rematch, Smith scored 22 points, five of which came in the closing minutes to put the game out of reach for the Thunder and give the Knicks their 50th win of the season for the first time since He averaged a career high He played 80 games during the season. On April 27, , Smith was suspended for game 4 of the first round of the playoffs after elbowing the Celtics' Jason Terry in the chin.
On July 11, , Smith re-signed with the Knicks. The suspension was without pay and did not start until he was fit to play after knee surgery. Smith was for from the floor, for from beyond the arc, and took 10 threes in the fourth quarter alone.
The single-game mark was previously held by Damon Stoudamire , who attempted 21 threes on April 15, Smith finished the game with 32 points. On April 27, , Smith was suspended for the first two games of the Eastern Conference semi-finals after he swung his arm and made contact with the head of Celtics forward Jae Crowder in Game 4 of their first-round series against Boston.
On September 2, , Smith re-signed with the Cavaliers. He came into the game shooting a career-low 31 percent from the field and 32 percent on three-pointers, the lowest mark since his rookie season with New Orleans in He finished the game with 8-of from the field and 6-of on 3s, passing Dale Ellis 1, for 14th on the career three-pointer list. There the Cavaliers matched-up with the Golden State Warriors, but lost the series in five games.
Smith struggled over the first 10 games of the —18 season. Smith, apparently confused and thinking the Cavaliers were winning, attempted to dribble out the clock before realizing his error and passing to George Hill with 1.
The Cavaliers lost — in overtime. In a post-game interview, Smith initially claimed to have known it was a tie game. Smith is son of Ida and Earl Smith, and has three brothers and two sisters. His younger brother Chris played at Manhattan and Louisville and then briefly played alongside him on the Knicks in — Dakota was born in January , weighing one pound at her birth.
On February 2, , Smith and teammate Carmelo Anthony were involved in a car accident. Neither player was injured in the collision. The only detail released by the team was that the car Smith was driving belonged to Anthony. Smith's vehicle went through a stop sign and collided with the other car. On June 30, , Smith pleaded guilty to the June accident. Smith was initially sentenced to 90 days in a Monmouth County N.
On July 31, , The Denver Post reported that Smith was released from jail after serving 24 days of his sentence. On August 28, , Smith was suspended seven games for the —10 NBA season because of his guilty plea in the reckless driving incident. The NBA also cited his poor driving record as grounds for the suspension. He was required to pay restoration fees and fines. Smith totaled 27 points against his record from April to January , including eight violations on seven different days.
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Retrieved October 11, New York Daily News. Smith's buzzer-beater lifts Knicks by Bobcats; Melo hurt". Retrieved August 19, Smith lifts depleted Knicks over Suns at buzzer". Smith wins Kia Sixth Man Award". It's been a great comeback. Now we still have to play. We still have another game. Kerr just wanted his Warriors to grab back some momentum from Kevin Durant and the Thunder.
Now, they have it, all right, heading into the decisive game of the Western Conference finals Monday night after winning two straight. But it can work in reverse," Kerr said. Golden State hardly considers this a gimmee just because the team is playing at deafening Oracle Arena, where the Warriors have lost just three times this season. They have had their problems against Durant, Russell Westbrook and the towering Thunder.
James and Cleveland are waiting on Monday's winner. If we thought tonight was hard, Game 7's going to be even tougher," Curry said. It's win or go home. So we can't expect just because we're at home that we can just show up and win. As has been the case all playoffs with Curry ailing, Golden State got a huge performance from Klay Thompson.
He made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points in a win at Oklahoma City on Saturday night, and will need an encore Monday. Kerr said last week that his group might be different than the all the other teams that have tried to come back from down: The Thunder certainly would have preferred to close out the series at home over traveling back across the country to the Bay Area for the deciding game. We've got to take advantage of it," Durant said Sunday. No matter where you play, you've still got to play.
That's how we look at it. That's partly because first-year Thunder coach Billy Donovan has talked to his team about the mentality it takes to win in a hostile venue like raucous, sold-out Oracle Arena, and Oklahoma City came in and did it in Game 1. But we haven't lost the series, and we have an opportunity again. I think just being around these guys, they're a resilient group. From an ankle injury that sidelined him in the first round against Houston to a sprained right knee and puffy elbow, Curry has dealt with his share of pain this postseason.
He has to push that aside for what he hopes is one more game this series and then a second straight trip to the Finals and another championship. AP Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more.
A special, record-setting season saved for the defending champs, with a memorable comeback added to the long list of accomplishments. Now, Curry and Co. The MVP scored 36 points with seven 3-pointers to finish with an NBA-record 32 in a seven-game series, and also had eight assists. Thompson added 21 points and six 3s, two days after his record 11 3-pointers led a Game 6 comeback that sent the series home to raucous Oracle Arena for one more.
The Warriors became the 10th team to rally from a deficit and win a postseason series. They return to the NBA Finals for a rematch with James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost the title in six games as Golden State captured its first championship in 40 years.
His signature mouthpiece dangling out and the game ball cradled in his left hand, Curry pumped his right arm as yellow confetti fell through Oracle Arena once the final buzzer sounded. With the Thunder trailing , Serge Ibaka fouled Curry on a 3-point try with 1: Curry made all three free throws, then that 3-pointer to seal it.
They've definitely never seen a win team down Shaun Livingston's breakaway, one-handed dunk late in the third provided a big lift off the Warriors bench. Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds for the Thunder.
It took a quarter and a half for Thompson to warm up after his point performance in a win Saturday at Oklahoma City that sent the series back to the East Bay. He missed his initial seven shots before hitting a 3 6: Back-to-back 3-pointers by Thompson and Iguodala pulled the Warriors within with 7: They tied it on Curry's 3 at 7: Curry and Thompson each topped the previous record for 3s in a seven-game series, 28 by Dennis Scott and Ray Allen.
Curry hit one over 7-foot Steven Adams in the third, and Thompson wound up with 30 3s. Iguodala replaced Harrison Barnes in the starting lineup and what a move by Kerr, who did the same thing last year in crunch time. Iguodala made a pretty bounce pass through the paint to Green for Golden State's first basket, and his smothering defense on Durant kept the Thunder star without a shot until his 3 at the 5: Durant had just nine points on five shots in the first half.
But Oklahoma City dictated the tempo with snappy passes and the hard, aggressive rebounding that had been such a part of its success this season.